BJJ Scout video on China IBJJF Scandal

According to a video from BJJ Scout, apparently a BJJ blue belt was given an “honorary” black belt for bringing IBJJF competition to China.

Personally, I’m baffled at the idea of an honorary black belt in this circumstance for a variety of reasons: I’m not against said distinction if the person falls into one of these categories-

  1. Has a ton of experience in grappling and beating bjj players, particularly members of the Gracie family (which is why I didn’t even bat an eyelash when there was mention of Sakuraba getting an honorary black belt- they call him “The Gracie Hunter” for pete’s sake)
  2. You are old enough that you will probably never compete and/or live long enough to actually see yourself get a black belt in the natural course of the ranks.

Neither seem to be the case for this person: not that it’s really any of my business, but I don’t think an honorary black belt was really necessary.

Anyway, check it out and have a great day everyone!

 

 

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