Well you better start networking and meet some people who do have pull. Your lack of pull combined with how naive you are will never net you that white belt glory you so desire. People have to open doors for you pj. Sure, you're short enough to simply walk under the door, but then you'll just get walked on. Are all you guys from Jersey like CAP? A bunch of talk and then no action? Seems like you guys tell people you're going somewhere or doing something and then no dice.