It is a story from many moons ago but I remember Fernado "Terere" telling me: "Kid I am training a new guy, he is going to be a World champion, his name is "Cobrinha". I met "Cobrinha" as a purple belt during a Worlds at the Tijuca Tennis Clube.
Fast forward a few years and Andre Galvao promoted "Cobrinha" to Black Belt. The rest is history, "Cobrinha" went on to win multiple World titles and Galvao went on to win weight and Absolute ADCC along with World BlackBelt title
Here is Galvao's take and the video of the promotion:
"It was a very good time back in the day when we were all part of the TT Jiujitsu Team under the masters Fernando Terere and Eduardo Telles.
There is no doubt that we were at the time the most growing bjj Team in the world with a lot of rising starts and today's great champions.
Here is a very cool video when I promoted Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles to black belt. Good memories.
PS: "I had afro hair at that time. Maybe I will do it again for the ADCC".