Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a graduation system, which awards colored belts as an indication of the level of technical knowledge and skills developed.
Few published standards determine when a BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) student is promoted. Said determination is carried out by the instructor or professor of the academy, who has observed the progress of the practitioner.
The criteria necessary for the practitioner to be promoted are the following:
The amount of technical, tactical and conceptual knowledge.
Performance in fights within the academy and / or competition
The level of ethics reached by the practitioner.
The coach judges when a practitioner should be promoted, by the number of techniques the student can perform and by the level of skill demonstrated when fighting.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a distinctly individual art, many practitioners adapt techniques to their body, technical preferences and fitness level.
Belt Colors for Adults 16 Years and Older (Senior Ranks)
Belt Color for Kids 16 and Under (Junior Ranks)
What are the Degrees?
The degrees are white adhesive tapes approximately 1cm wide, which are placed on the strip located at one end of the BJJ quote.
The norm to place them can be differentiated into three types.
White, Blue Purple and Brown Belt
In colored belts, the maximum number of degrees will be four, and we can find belts without degrees.
BJJ’s black belts may flaunt from zero to six degrees
Black Belts – Red, Black – White and Red
The black and red belt will be placed in seven or more grades (depending on the school). The black-white belt can only be placed at eight degrees.
The red belt can normally be placed at nine degrees, with the exception of the founders of art who can hold ten.