You might remember on 22-JUL-2010 I posted “Under The Table Belt Promotions in BJJ”. In that post I talked about paying the $50 membership fee. I did that on that very day. Today, 05-OCT-2010 my membership packet arrived. It took 2 1/2 months. It came with the card I show here and two patches as pictured on the card. Here is the letter:
Thank you for your recent membership in the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. You will find in this welcome kit your personal ID card with your assigned association ID number.
This number is very important for future use in the Association in order to build your training history, track your progress, and increase your chances for merchandise discounts and free rewards. When ordering from our online store, please be sure to include your ID number in the appropriate field.
We are very excited about the initiatives in development for the Association. they will allow us to continue to be one of the premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu associations in the world.
Again, thank you for your membership. You can stay up to date on Association news by visiting us online at our website PedroSauer.com.
Master Pedro Sauer
8th Degree Gracie Red/Black Belt
Association Director, PSBJJA, LLC.”
The letter wasn’t signed. I corresponded with Mike through e-mail a couple of times asking, as time went by, when my welcome kit would come. The website said two weeks. Mike was very responsive and blamed the delay on software problems. Being a software developer I could understand that but I began to think the problem was there wasn’t software.
When the packet arrived and as a software developer I realized the simplicity of what they delivered, a form letter and easy print badge. I lost faith in their statement “build your training history, track your progress”. If it was this difficult to do these things then it would be near impossible for them to do the others.
What ever the case, I’m as legit as I can get now. Its time to ask about my blue belt certificate.
Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu