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The Latest Strange BJJ Belt Promotion Ritual: Motorcycle Tree Gauntlet

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The Latest Strange BJJ Belt Promotion Ritual: Motorcycle Tree Gauntlet

While there are many different promotion rituals perhaps the most famous is the gauntlet. Even though the art itself is brazilian the gauntlet originated in USA with Chris Haueter – and is to this day the biggest regret of Alliance master Fabio Gurgel:

Fabio Gurgel: ‘The Gauntlet Was My Biggest Mistake as an Instructor’

Still the gauntlet is not the oddest not by far?!

There’s the instructor that will slam you so hard you will bounce off:

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There’s the one that will choke you out:

Now here is the newest one which just as strane. The newly promoted student wearing a motorcycle helmet, has to pass a long corridor and get whiped and at the end, he has to untie a belt that is attached to a tree. Once he he unties the belt, he gets whiped some more…

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