Roger Gracie (white gi) fends off his aggressor Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida in the October 14 debut of Metamoris. Image courtesy Metamoris.
Massive event huge publicity overwhelming success. Getting some big names on the mat through special invites in a submission only format was simply genius. 20 minute rounds would seriously test the best of us so the entertainment value of watching these types of contests was amazing.
Check out the fightworks podcast talking about belt promotions around the world. Some really academic and quite entertaining stuffy going on.
Are there any rituals that take place at your BJJ school when new belts are awarded?