Brent Littell recently talked a bit about what it’s like to have black belts in both prominent systems and how it is that he switched back and forth:
” I think, first of all, so I actually started jiu-jitsu in the house with Carlson Gracie team and I got up to blue belt with a couple stripes on it and that’s when 2003 happened and Eddie shocked the world and and beat Royler and Gustavo Dantas which is a match that lost it’s way in history btw – no video of it. And I decided ok this nogi thing is revelation of the future “
“After getting my black belt I felt there was a little bit missing… I had the unfinished business aspect than I had the curiosity aspect and it was something fun and new.”
“Okay I’ve done a lot of nogi now and here’s another aspect to the sport I can go explore – went out and I had to move due to work so I moved down here to Orange County.”
“And just said okay this is my time I’m going to go ahead and give it a shot and I kind of fell in love with the gi.”
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