Usually with my association getting your instructor bars is at least one year after getting BB and after completing some additional instructor training. This was early (got BB in June16) and unexpected and a real acknowledgement I think for the way I conduct my self and the way I teach.
Joe gave a Seminar this last week and the subtleties someone with 50yrs of BJJ has is mindblowing. Some things are REALLY SIMPLE and we make them so hard. My head is spinning but in a really good way!