Feels like yesterday when we first saw the footage of Alex getting his Blue Belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in June 2012, and now it is 7 years later and obviously a lot of hard work for him between then and now, to get to his Brown Belt advancement.
He was promoted to Purple Belt 0n 15 August 2015 and his progress in the sport showed how he worked hard at it, through every level of stripes, even while recovering from his back injury in 2017.
Yesterday was another day of JiuJitsu belt testing and belt advancement at Egan’s GrapplingUnlimited in Hawaii.
Congratulations to everybody who participated and graduated to a new level – especially Alex!
Thank you to all those who posted footage of the event!
From Lester Gantan
Another notable promotion today was Alex O’Loughlin getting promoted to Brown Belt by Master Egan Inoue. Got to take a pic with the Hawaii 5-0 star after the ceremony this morning. Welcome to the club brutha: #FaixaMarrom #GrapplingUnlimited #EganInoueJiuJitsu — attending Adult & Keiki Jiu Jitsu Belt Testing at Egan Inoue Jiu Jitsu.
kamaipiialii This just happened. Promotion day. 2 new much deserved black belts. Congrats @daho330 @eric_onishi 3 new brown belts including Alex and 4 new purple belts including me. Can not express how much I appreciate everything you do and have done @eganinoue #eganinouejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #bjj #gi #purplebelt #hawaii50 #hawaiifive0 #hawaii
(And yes, that is Alex’s son Lion with them on the picture)
From Todd Ikeda
saikou1 Congratulations to my Brutha Alex on getting his very well Deserved BROWN BELT today !!!! No free rides here !!! This guy really earned his belt !!!#grapplingunlimited #grapplingunlimitedhawaii #teamsidecontrol #saikouzoku #teamsidecontrolcertified @saikou_zoku
Video of Alex being hazed
via Yukonjill on IG:
What a great day @eganinouejiujitsu #grapplingunlimited !!!! New Black belts @daho330 & @eric_onishi !!! New brown belts @808joe & Alex !!! New purple belts @daryltomita , Bowmen & @kamaipiialii !!! And a bunch of well deserved stripes were given out today !!! Thank you everyone for the support & all the hard work !!!! You all make me proud!!!!! Aloha & Mahalo my family !!! #grapplingunlimitedhawaii #grapplingunlimited #teamsidecontrol #saikouzoku #teamsidecontrolcertified @saikou_zoku
From Yancey Unequivocally:
What a great afternoon being here @eganinouejiujitsu for belt testing promos!! So many kids and adults got promoted!! Congrats to everyone for your hard work! You all earned your stripes and belts. Especially 2 new black belts from @eganinoue Congrats guys @daho330 and @ERIC_onishi Well job earning 🤙🏼🙌🏼👍🏼 #bjj #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsuforlife #jiujitsusavedmylife #selfdefense #crosstraining 🙋🏼♀️🤸🏼♂️🤷🏼♀️ #kindness #inspire #calm #matlife #winorlearn
We will add other footage when more become available
Now there are only lots of hard work for a few years and four stripes on his Brown Belt, between Alex and the Black Belt! 😉