Gracie Jiu Jitsu Addict
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: The weapon is only as good as the person wielding it.
First, let me say I love Gracie JJ, the traditions and the warrior mentality. Also, it is in fact, Rolles right to promote whom he feels fit to as a ranking member of GBJJ.
However, with over 600 techniques in GBJJ and a great number of them requiring the use of a Gi and it's manipulation, it is in fact impossible for you and I to go through GBJJ and recieve a BB without learning those techniques. A few select Gracie family members have taken it upon themselves to promote several known names undeservingly so. I stand by my comment that Evans would get tapped by quality purple belts and above in a BJJ format. I understand that is not his application and gi-less is his concentration.
As a BJJ practioner yourself, how do you personally feel about someone just being given a BB while you spend countless hours learning all the small details and the ins and outs of BJJ while he takes the easy road in gi-less just skipping it all?
Shrimp'n ain't easy....