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Most Inspiring Blue Belt Test of All Time

September 25, 2010

Eric Ingram has been studying Gracie Combatives for a few years under the tutelage of his brother, Troy Ingram -- a certified instructor at Bill Odom's Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center in Norfolk, VA. Eric is quadriplegic, meaning all four limbs are affected by his condition, but is obviously not paralyzed. In his modified blue belt test, Eric demonstrates a level of resourcefulness and adaptiveness that can only be be likened to that which Grand Master Helio Gracie used to modify the Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques. To the Grand Master, nothing was more fulfilling than to empower the weak against the strong, and there is little doubt that seeing Eric's adaptation his art would have moved him greatly.

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