Brazilian jiujitsu Belt Promotion: Everything You Need To Know

BJJ belt promotions are an important part of the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). The belt system in BJJ is used to indicate a person’s skill level and experience in the sport. For children (under 16) there are five levels: white, grey, yellow, orange and green. Conversely for adults (16+), there are five main belt colors: white, blue, purple, brown, and black. Each rank has 4 levels (stripes) before moving to the next colour. Each belt color indicates a different level of skill and experience.

To be promoted to the next belt level, a BJJ practitioner must meet certain requirements. In general, these requirements include a certain amount of time spent training, the successful completion of tournaments, and the demonstration an knowledge of specific technical skills.

Promotions are awarded by the instructor, who will assess a student’s progress and determine if they are ready to move up to the next belt level. This decision is not made lightly, and instructors will typically take a number of factors into account, including the student’s technical skills, their attitude and dedication to the sport, and their overall understanding of what has been taught.

Belt promotions are not the only measure of a person’s progress in BJJ. The ultimate goal of the sport is to improve one’s skills and understanding of BJJ, regardless

of the color of one’s belt. As long as a person continues to train and learn, they will continue to progress in the sport.