Re: When someone tells you that the have a black belt in karate...do you laugh?
When I was doing my first internship, my boss knew I was boxing, so he introduced me to some 40 year old who was a black belt in shotokan karate, I just sort of stood there and thought "yea, so?" it was a bit awkward.
The boss wrestled in high school and was into MMA, so I expected a little more out of him. He did introduce me to a small MMA team that trained in a nearby town, I went out there a couple of times a week, really improved my wrestling.
We were supposed to have a grappling match at the end of the internship, but never happened.