I know some schools that you wont even get a blue belt at if you havent competed well.
Also getting a blue from someone in the states wouldnt really compare to say a blue from ATT or Gracie Baja.
It really comes down to ability. In BJJ I have no rank but no gi have tapped browns and MMA have beat the shit out of a black belt.
How that relates to pick up though? Steal someones target? Lol,then make her tap?
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