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:
Still the gauntlet is not the oddest not by far?!
There’s the instructor that will slam you so hard you will bounce off:
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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