Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on relying on proper technique based on leverage to gain a superior position and eventually submitting them with chokeholds and joint locks. Many real-life examples have shown that most street confrontations end up on the ground. You will learn and practice submissions, escapes, immobilizing an attacker on the ground.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective martial arts for women today. The advantage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the ability for a smaller, weaker person who knows and practiced the techniques, will be able to defend him or herself against a larger opponent. The other benefits are, you will improve your fitness, balance, coordination, and strength.
A typical class starts with warm-up exercises, stretches, and drills. Once everyone is warmed up, the instructor demonstrates the technique. After showing different angles and answer any questions, the students are paired off to practice the technique while the instructor walks the mats and help those needing individual attention. After everyone has an understanding of the first technique, a second technique may be shown. Towards the end of the class, there may be specific training or live sparring. Specific training starts at a particular position, with different goals for both students, or trying to apply the technique learn to a live partner. Live sparring is when you can incorporate all of the techniques that you may have learned and try to apply them to a live partner.
BJJ Adult Belt Ranking System
We follow the IBJJF’s Ranking Guidelines. In addition to the belt rankings, we also include the striping system between belt ranks to track the progress of our students.
White belt is the beginning of your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey. The main goal for those that hold this rank, is to learn escapes and defensive positioning.
Blue belt is often the “funnest” stage in your journey. You’ve now learned some attacks and able to apply it. You are longer only defending but sweeping and attacking as well. It generally takes between 2 to 3 years to progress to your blue belt from white belt, with consistent training and a knowledge of a certain number of techniques.
The Purple belt is the intermediate rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Adding polish to your techniques, acquiring a formidable amount of knowledge. You start forming the foundation of “your game”. It generally takes between 2 to 3 years to progress to your purple belt from blue belt, with consistent training and a knowledge of a certain number of techniques.
Brown Belts is the highest ranking color belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brown belt is considered the beginning of the elite ranks. Most brown belts are instructors or have begun instructions for the lower ranks. It generally takes between 2 to 3 years to progress to your brown belt from purple belt, with consistent training and a knowledge of a certain number of techniques.
The Black Belt. The new beginning. Some say that once you reach Black Belt, you are now ready to seriously study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Now you might see how deep the ocean really is. All Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts are formally referred to as “Professor”.
Black/Red Coral Belt
The Coral Belt. This is the rank that is award in lieu of an 7th Degree Black Belt. With a minimum time of 31 Years spent as a Black Belt. All Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coral Belts are now formally referred to as “Master”.
Red/White Coral Belt
The Red/White Coral Belt is award in lieu of an 8th Degree Black Belt. With a minimum time of 7 Years spent as a Black/Red Coral Belt. All Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coral Belts are now formally referred to as “Master”.
The Grand Master Red Belt is reserved for those who have made an impact with the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is awarded in lieu of a ninth and tenth degree black belt. If a practitioner receives his or her black belt at 19 years old, the earliest they could expect to receive a ninth degree red belt would be at the age of 67. All Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Red Belts are now formally referred to as “Grandmaster”.