AMAZING show of respect and giving your students more than just knowledge....AWESOME! Post by Professor @chewjitsu 🙏🏼
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When I promote a Black Belt. I give someone one of my belts. A belt I’ve worn. A Black Belt under me means that we have exchanged pieces of ourselves to one another. And the gifting of my belt to them, is to represent that trade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
From person to person, spirit to spirit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yesterday I had the honor and privilege of promoting my student, brother in arms and friend Adam to the rank of Black Belt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When trying to think of what to write. . . I find it hard to condense down a decade worth of training and friendship. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I type this. I find an army of wonderful thoughts and memories bubbling to the surface ready to contribute their existence to my hands with beautiful words about my good friend.
But I won’t try and pick favorites. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Instead, I’ll say simply this.
When someone enters your life, you never know the full extent to the impact they will have. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But as we sat kneeling and I wrapped my belt around his waist. Years of training and experiences came flooding through my mind and I simply felt incredibly thankful that he found his way to our gym in 2009. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He’s made my life a better, and after hearing his speech, I’m glad I was able to reciprocate.
I feel honored to call him one of my Black Belts. Congratulations to Adam! #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #chewjitsu #ADAM #martialarts #louisville #bjjbrothers