Was listening to the fightworks pod cast with Saulo's interview. #52
At his new school, on top of jiu jitsu, you have to learn its history, enough portuguese to understand all the moves/commands in that language, gymnastica natural, the gracie family, etc.
He said if a purple belt comes to his school, he will get a WHITE BELT, with a purple stripe on it to signify he is only a purple belt on the mat :shock: and a white belt in everything else. Whoa.
I wonder how many people will get turned off by this. Getting a purple belt is a lot of work and big accomplishment, it would be hard biting that bullet and putting a white belt back on for some people.
He says competition is only a small part of jiu jitsu. He is taking the "jiu jitsu is your whole life" approach it seems.
He says the university doesnt carry a flag. He is only allowing 80 people in, and shutting the doors. Then a wait list starts. This is completely seperate from is SRJJA association.
Oral and written tests are given every 3 months. :ahh: