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You guys know I raved about the Blue Belt Requirements DVD put out by Roy Dean. I also talked about the Purple Belt Demonstration by Jimmy DaSilva. This demonstration provided a real clear picture of the skill level, timing and basic overall aptitude a blue belt should have before he or she can be considered a Purple Belt.
Well Jimmy DaSilva has been promoted to Brown Belt and they have a new video out. Even though he was skillful at the Purple Belt level you can see the vast increase of skills in this video. Plus is it possible to become even more smooth in carrying out techniques? It’s an inspirational video to watch and even though its 10 minutes long it’s entertaining to watch the entire time.
Two highlights of the video is when DaSilva pulls off a variation of the Knuckle Choke, which is my superhero move and when Roy Harris (4th Degree Black Belt) uses an aikido technique to throw DaSilva to the ground in live rolling.