We have heard of jiu-jitsu students receiving belt promotions after studying online via the Gracie University, but to my knowledge there has never been a belt promotion performed live over the internet. In this video from Gracie Barra’s Irvine headquarters, Lucas Rocha is promoted by GB’s Ze Radiola who is present by Skype’s video conferencing feature! You can see him speaking from Brazil to the crowd at the academy in California using his webcam.
Congratulations to Rocha on the promotion. What do you think? Is this something that will be more common in the future?