Nope, not ready. Nobody is ever ready…at least not in their own heads. Just as I was beginning to get happy with being really competitive at purple belt this happens!
Seriously though, I haven’t been concerned about belts for a very long time but to get this awarded by my good friend Lee Doski in the presence of Carlson Gracie Jr left me speechless.
I’m absolutely blown away by the congratulations I received from literally hundreds of friends and acquaintances in the BJJ community. Moments like these really don’t come around very often. Even when they do, you only get four in your entire BJJ career. If it doesn’t feel special I think there’s something wrong with you.
I know it’s going to be a tough transition to competition as a brown belt. But I can honestly say that after the initial ‘what the hell?!’ died down, I’m really looking forward to it.