|A black belt is simply a white belt who never quit|
Now Jake is going to tell you it better be a damn good reason not to show up and congratulate those who have given their blood, sweat, and tendons to the art we all love! Someday that will be you getting promoted, and remember we only get this honor four times in our life! Unlike a lot of other martial arts where you can literally "buy" your time to get the belt, in BJJ you EARN your rank. So make sure you show the f#$% up, Brian will be making some major promotions, we will roll, then grub up afterwards.