08/21/2018 A day that I will never forget.
I passed a multi-stage Blackbelt test with my partner Captain @mhariribjj , the 2 hour test consisted of three stages, the technique part (187 techniques from every position I can think of), the conditioning/stamina part, and a scenario based part where we had to teach situational Jiu jitsu to different characters (a businessman, a person with back complications, and a blind person.) Following the test I was promoted to the rank of Blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by my professor and 5th degree Blackbelt @samyaljamal at the lovely Mat05 @fitbjjteam - Jordan - in front of my family, teammates, and some of my closest childhood friends.
Prof. Samy is a Jiu Jitsu pioneer in Jordan, the Middle East, and the World. More importantly, Samy is a mentor and inspiration to his students and I am beyond glad to have received all my belts from him.
13 years ago, my good friend Mousa changed my life when he took me to my first Jiu Jitsu class. I was hooked instantly! Ever since Jiu Jitsu has been my passion, therapy, escape, and much more. It was a great pleasure tying that white belt around Mousa, and I’m proud to say that he is my first ever adult belt promotion.
13 years later, (half of my life so far) Jiu jitsu is still my thing. It has helped me grow as an athlete, coach, and man. I’ve realized early that teaching and sharing Jiu Jitsu is what I love to do. Teaching and growing with the adults is so rewarding, while teaching the kids is so inspiring and soul satisfying.
I have a lot of people to thank for helping me get to this level and this stage in my journey, and there is no possible way I can mention all of you. If you have ever taught, helped, trained, guided, influenced or encouraged me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The responsibilities are ever-growing and I promise to keep the white belt curiosity, the blue belt intensity, the purple belt consistency, the brown belt dedication, and the black belt discipline.
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FIT Jiu Jitsu - Jordan - Samy Aljamal