Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is far from being as serious and strict as other forms of martial arts. The main reason is probably due to the fact of it being a martial art/sport that has mostly been developed in Brazil. It would be unavoidable for it not to be influenced by the personality and laid back way of living of the Brazilian people. This also translates to the way BJJ belts are graded. Surely there are very positive and also not so positive points that come with it and this is what helped to form the way our beloved sport goes nowadays.
Getting promoted in BJJ is a big deal and a very emotional and nerve wracking experience.
Now, combine that with getting married and you are sure to cry from joy! This was the case at a wedding between an instructor and student in Brazil:
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