Success in Jiu Jitsu is not determined by what belt you are, rather by what Jiu Jitsu has helped you accomplish in your life. That can mean different things for everyone individually whether it be winning a match at a tournament, or helping you become closer to your child, or shaving off some pounds, the list goes on. You should not define your Jiu Jitsu career by the color of your belt.
However; belts are a representation of the time, work, sacrifice, and growth within your Jiu Jitsu Journey. One this day, December 8th, of last year three of our instructors were promoted to their next belt. Kids Instructor Tyson Antillon earned his Purple Belt, Female Instructor Leslie Gardineer also earned her Purple Belt, and Head Instructor Andrew Gardineer achieved Black Belt from Lotus Club's Giva Santana.
Here is the Lineage of Andrew's Black Belt:
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > George Gracie > Octávio de Almeida > Moises Murad > Givanildo Santana > Andrew Gardineer