Marcelo Garcia has outdone himself. The perfect reputation of the jiu jitsu ace just got another major bump as he took his time when promoting a student – instead of a brown belt 4th stripe which was strongly hinted at with Garcia holding the belt Garcia promoted him to black. Check out the amazing video below:
Marcelo Garcia surprises student with a promotion,student thinks he’s being promoted to a 4 stripe brown belt which Marcelo has in hand. Marcelo gets behind him to tie the belt and pulls out a black belt and the student cries. Best video I’ve seen in years from r/bjj
Of course student in question is no well known Gianni Grippo. Many might not be aware but Grippo actually started at Renzo Gracie Academy. Him leaving was quite a controversy at the time as plenty of people weighed in and nobody at the actual gym knew he was leaving.