What an amazing day! On August 22, 2018, after proving to be the best on the mats in the Brown Belt Open Class by taking Gold at the 2018 IBJJF World Master Jiu Jitsu Championship held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Don Westman, a two time IBJJF World Champion (World Champion in the Gi – 2018 IBJJF World Masters, Brown Belt Open Class; and World Champion No-Gi – 2017 IBJJF No-Gi World Championship, Brown Belt Masters Open Class) was awarded the first Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Stapleton Black Belt ever issued. Brilliant!
Sometimes the thoughts captured in the moment do best to express both facts and emotion – From Facebook:
Don Westman: 2018 World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship At Las Vegas Convention Center Brown Belt Open Weight Champ (all victories by submission) and now – The first ever to earn a Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Stapleton Black Belt. There is no greater honor than to recognize excellence by graduating my first Black Belt: From White to Black, Doomsday Don Westman has been BJJ Stapleton’s Champ, and I can’t wait to see what his BJJ Black Belt journey brings: “The hard way, always.” Brilliant!
Photos: Don Westman, BJJ Stapleton’s First Black Belt –
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