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First Of Many

January 20, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Shane's promotion

Island Top Team has its first blue belt (though we do have a few blue belts training here, they migrated from other schools to avail themselves of the only qualified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in Nanaimo). This past week included a few promotions, Corey and Dan received the first stripes on their white belts, both have displayed excellent application of everything they learned in last month's back control module, in addition to some nice guard work. Shane came to us from an extensive judo background and already rolled at a good level, but it was his willingness to embrace the Island Top Team training philosophy of foregoing reliance on physical attributes to focus on developing proper technique, and rolling with presence of mind to foster deeper understanding of the principles of Jiu-Jitsu, that resulted in the immense progress in his skill set which has earned him the first ever blue belt awarded by Island Top Team's head instructor. Congratulations Corey, Dan, and Shane, excellent work guys!

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