Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belts
Blitz’s superior value Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) belts feature eleven rows of high-quality stitching for extreme durability and strength. Together with your BJJ gi
, these badass belts will make sure you are ready for battle.
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The BJJ Belt System
Derived from the judo ranking system, the BJJ belt system was created in 1967 by the Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Guanabara and consequently implemented by the Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF) and the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. The adult belt ranks are pretty straightforward and aim to indicate practitioners' progression in the arts.
White - Each BJJ practitioner starts off wearing the white belt. White belt training focuses on escapes and defensive positioning.
Blue - Most practitioners over sixteen years old are awarded the BJJ blue belt after they have surpassed the white-belt level. In their blue-belt stage, BJJ students learn to implement a large number of techniques.
Purple - The purple belt represents the intermediate ranking for adult BJJ practitioners. Those wearing the purple belt are usually considered qualified to help instruct lower-ranked students.
Brown - Most Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners spend at least five years on diligent training before they climb up to the brown-belt rank. At this stage, the martial artist focuses on refining their techniques.
Black - As with most martial arts, the black belt in BJJ is the highest level a practitioner can reach. Those wearing the black belt have achieved an expert level of technical and practical skills.
After having achieved the black-belt level, Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners can reach even higher levels of mastery and status when they reach the seventh and eighth degrees. For these degrees, the belts are commonly referred to as ‘coral belts’ and they are either red and black (seventh degree) or red and white (eighth degree).
Only those who have achieved considerable influence and fame in the art are awarded a red belt. In Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the most notable red belt wearers were the pioneers of Brazilian jiu-jitsu – Jorge (George) Gracie, the Gracie brothers Carlos and Hélio and Oswaldo Fadda.
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