Rank Is Rel­a­tive

Black Belt - - SCREEN SHOTS -

“In grap­pling, black EHOW LV WKH OHYHO ZKHUH ev­ery­body beats ev­ery body,” Ri­cardo Li­bo­rio VD\V ´ ,I \RX·UH D QHZ EODFN EHOW \RX PLJKW ÀQG \RXU self com­pet­ing against a SHUVRQ ZKR·V EHHQ D EODFN EHOW IRU \HDUV 7KH ZRUOG FKDPSLRQVKLS LV EODFN EHOW level. Many of those peo­ple have been do­ing that for D ORQJ ORQJ WLPH ,W ·V UDUH WKDW \RX·OO ÀQG D EURZQ EHOW ZKR·V EHHQ YHU\ VXF cess­ful in com­pe­ti­tion get pro­moted to black belt and con­tinue to be suc­cess­ful.”

The moral of the story? 7KDW EODFN EHOW \RX·UH IDFLQJ in com­pe­ti­tion could have years more ex­pe­ri­ence than \RX ZKLFK PHDQV KH RU VKH PD\ EH DEOH WR WKZDUW \RXU LQLWLDO DWWDFN 7KDW·V DOO WKH more rea­son to have a good backup plan.

Ri­cardo Li­bo­rio (right) and Felipe Li­bo­rio Reis

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