Belt Promotions

A student preparing to learn Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the Fall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has asked this question : "How is the belt system in jiu-jitsu different from Karate and other forms of martial arts?" Just like colleges, martial arts schools establish their own criteria for achieving recognition. As a Certified Training Center under Gracie University (GU), we are qualified to speak about rank promotions through GU. Students start at white belt and their attendance is tracked on a Gracie Combatives card. Every 20 lessons they receive a stripe on their belt. The stripes signify class time and have no representation on the mastery of any material. When the student

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