In a surprising turn of events, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner Eeyore was recently awarded his black belt, and his reaction has left the BJJ community scratching their heads.
Eeyore, whose real name is unknown, has been training BJJ for over a decade and has become known for his stoic demeanor on and off the mats. He’s never been one to show much emotion, whether he’s winning or losing a match. Although, it’s normally the latter.
When he was called up to receive his black belt, everyone in the room was expecting him to be overcome with joy and excitement. After all, a black belt is a high achievement in BJJ and is something that every practitioner dreams of.
But instead of jumping up and down, pumping his fists, or shedding tears of joy, Eeyore simply walked up to the instructor, accepted his belt, and mumbled a quiet “thanks.”
The room fell silent as everyone looked at each other in confusion. Was this really happening? Did Eeyore just get his black belt and not even crack a smile?
“I don’t know what to make of it,” said one BJJ enthusiast in attendance. “It’s like he was expecting it all along and just doesn’t care.”
Another person who trained with Eeyore added, “He’s always been a bit of a downer, but I thought getting his black belt would bring some excitement out of him. I guess I was wrong.”
Some have even speculated that Eeyore may have been hoping for a different color belt, as he’s known for wearing all black and is often seen sporting a gloomy expression.
Whatever the reason for Eeyore’s lack of enthusiasm, it’s clear that his black belt promotion is not going to be a highlight of his BJJ career. In fact, it may go down as one of the most anti-climactic moments in the history of the sport.
So if you see Eeyore at your next BJJ tournament or class, don’t expect him to be jumping for joy. He’s probably already moved on to his next goal, whatever that may be.