Some kids take a year to earn a stripe while others are physically ready after a couple months but they may struggle with non athletic challenges like leadership or work ethic and vice versa. It’s important to keep them focused on small goals and keep a count of their individual victories. We give 3 Stripes in this belt with a specific list of requirements for each stripe that they kids work with. Other schools have different stripe systems.
Grey belt is generally spent reviewing and perfecting the skills they learn as a White belt. By now the kids are no longer focused on stripes and belts as they are focused on specific goals as part of a larger picture. There are 3 grey belts and 3 stripes per belt in this category. The same structure of curriculum and character development is carried over into this belt and those that follow.
Yellow / Orange:
Yellow and orange belts are a review of Grey and White belts and the introduction of variations on techniques is presented. Depending on the age of the child, they may begin to learn or focus more on submissions and competition skills. There are 3 yellow belts, 3 orange belts and and 3 stripes per belt in this category. The same structure of curriculum and character development is carried over into this belt and those that follow.
Although only a maximum of 15 year old, a green belt will be equal to or sometimes more advanced than a an adult blue belt. This is due to their many years of focus and dedicated practice at a young age. It is always interesting to note their humble confidence, work ethic and perseverance at this stage.
The first belt all beginners wear for an average of 1-2 years.
This belt represents the learning of the fundamentals of BJJ.
After 1-2 years, most students will be move to blue belt.
A blue belt signifies advancement in technical BJJ skills.
Moving from blue to purple belt generally takes 2-4 years.
A purple belt is generally considered qualified to instruct lower ranked students.
It generally takes another 2-4 years to achieve brown belt status.
It represents the refinement of advanced techniques.
One must be a brown belt for at least a year but will usually take another 2-4 years before moving on to Black Belt.
A black belt denotes expert level practical and technical BJJ abilities.
Red and Black(Coral):
This belt achieved at one’s 8th degree as a black belt and pertains to the impact the practitioner has made on the sport of Jiu Jitsu.
Red and White (Coral)
This belt is for the 9th degree black belts who have made significant impact on the sport.
in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the red belt is reserved "for those whose influence and fame takes them to the pinnacle of the art" in lieu of the 10th degree black belt.
They are addressed by the title “Grandmaster”