Sunday, 30 June 2013

First BJJ Black Belt from Tahiti

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According to a poster in NZ Grappling Forum Face book group, I do not qualify for the list of New Zealanders who hold the rank of Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

I did all my BJJ training since white belt in Auckland for the past ten years.

Why?

I have a NZ citizenship but I was not born here.

Since I am not a Kiwi black belt, I will claim my heritage as I was born in Pirae, Papeete, Tahiti about 40 years ago.

I believe I am the first Tahitian who hold the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

I usually travel to Tahiti once a year to see my parents in Punaauia.

So if anyone in Tahiti wants a seminar or would welcome me for a class or two, please contact me.

Also, if someone in Tahiti already got a legit BJJ BB, I will happily retract my self claim of being the first Tahitian who hold the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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