Jake Shields Turns Purple Into Brown

30 Sep

by Salvatore Russo (2005-09-30)

On Wednesday September the 28th Cesar Gracie honored Fairtex very own resident Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Jake Shields with his Brown Belt.

The Brown Belt is one step below Black and unlike in traditional martial arts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the fact remains that getting any type of belt action is very difficult, as it relates to Cesar Gracie in particular its damn near impossible.

Being a Combat Sport, promotions are directly related to actual performance, there are no forms to walk through or pre choreographed steps that your opponent allows you to run through without resistance. You either compete and win; like Jake did in the Pan Ams and again in Abu Dhabi, or you show dedication by training hard and outperform your training partners on the mats. This fact alone makes Jake’s promotion a huge honor for him as well as his teammates and training partners. Please make sure to congratulate Jake should you see him in the Academy.

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