Black Belt Promotions at SBG

Saturday 21st September 2013 saw two more SBG Mainline members promoted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. In true SBG tradition, Chris Coltrane and Glyn Powditch were promoted after a grueling 1 hour 45 minute iron man. Each of the guys had to spar with well over 50 people from white belt to purple belt and also 5 black belt coaches.

SBGi President Matt Thornton had this to say:
Proud to have been there as Coach Karl Tanswell gave out two more BJJ black belts (making three he has produced so far, with Casey Jones being the first), to long timestudents Glyn Powditch and Chris Coltrane. It was one of the most impressive two hour ironmans I’ve ever seen. Both men did awesome. And I believe Chris Coltrane has made history. On a mat with well over 50 people, he didn’t tap once,until he reached the black belts. Amazing feat.
This most recent  ironman now means we have four resident BJJ back belts at SBG Mainline.
Karl Tanswell also received his second degree black belt from Matt Thornton making him the highest ranking BJJ black belt in Manchester.


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