Legendary surfer Kelly Slater recently appeared in a photo, wearing a gi and a blue belt.
That’s when another surfer, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Joel Tudor chimed in and commented, saying that it wasn’t right for Slater to be wearing a blue belt when he hadn’t earned it.
joeljitsuSuper: lame of @kellyslater to wear a blue belt when he has never been given one @pmtenore
Tudor is a BJJ black belt under Carlson Gracie Black Belt and World Champion, Rodrigo Medeiros / BJJ Revolution Team. He’s won several BJJ titles, including the Pan Ams and US Nationals.
Indeed if Slater was wearing a belt he hadn’t been given or earned, it would most likely upset quite a few BJJ practitioners. However, another comment came soon after, stating that Slater had in fact earned the belt the previous night.
pmtenore@joeljitsu: what do you mean || he got one at aoj last night grumpy smurf —>
It’s understandable that Tudor wasn’t aware of Slater’s achievement, especially if it just happened.
Check out the original post below!
‘bearsyr: Kelly Slater and Zach in a session with Mendes Bros , Shaun and PM. The world is a better place with Jiu-Jitsu @kellyslater @zachneminsky @pmtenore @drpurps @mendesbros #bjj #purpslife’