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Stripe, Stripe Baby

February 07, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Neil & James 1st stripe

More promotions afoot! Last week Gary received the first stripe on his white belt with his increasingly smooth transitions and wily spider monkey movement. Jamey has shown great dedication to the core tenets of the Island Top Team Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: posture, structure and base, earning him his stripe. And Neil has demonstrated the power of perseverance over frustration, learning to relax and forego the reliance on power to focus on the primacy of technique, if we were to have a "most improved" award at our club, Neil would be the poster boy, as most of his gains in grappling ability occurred within a week or two by focusing, as has been mentioned in these pages in the past, not on winning, but on relaxing and correct fundamentals. Congrats guys, keep up the great work!

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