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Abram Bottles Gets His Black Belt

August 7, 2010

Chet started learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in May of 1995, practicing off of the original Gracie Instructional tapes with friends. Today, he is a black belt who runs the only Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center in Indiana. One of Chet's first students was Abram Bottles. After 12 years of relentless dedication and discipline, Abram earned his black belt. For his black belt test, Abram spent one week at the Gracie Academy Headquarters where he was rigorously tested in every aspect of the art. He was awarded his belt by Ryron and Rener on July 14, 2010. Abram is only the second person, ever, to earn a black belt from the Gracie Academy without training full time at headquarters. This is an incredible accomplishment for Abram and his instructor Chet.