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Understanding The Kids’ IBJJF Belt System

Understanding The Kids’ IBJJF Belt System

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become a popular martial art for people of all ages – especially kids! It’s a great method to teach them discipline, confidence, and of course, self-defense skills. Furthermore, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) has established a belt system to help signify a child’s progress in the sport. But, as we can all agree, the system can be confusing for parents and kids alike. To help you understand just that, let’s talk about the different belts, what they signify, and the requirements for each belt!

Before anything else, keep in mind that the structure is composed of 5 different belts: 

  • White
  • Gray
  • Yellow
  • White
  • Green

IBJJF Belt System White Belt

If a child trains regularly, usually two times a week, they have a White belt. Generally, a white belt last up to 6 months before deciding whether the kid will move on to the next one. A BJJ student’s main objective is to grasp the knowledge of martial art and showcase his/her talent by having a strong focus on fighting the opponent. During this time, the student will receive “stripes” on their white belts. The “stripes” are typically earned by every month. Once they received 5 stripes, the kid will be promoted to the Gray belt.

Gray Belt

Once a child has a Gray belt, it indicates that he/she has reached the intermediate level. They are now subjected to training or playing offense. The solid gray belt will have up to 11 stripes and each of them is earned per month as a reward for regular attendance.

IBJJF Belt System Yellow Belt

 The next color on IBJJF Belt System kids is yellow. If a kid has this belt, it means that they have been training for almost 3 years now. More so, a kid will be able to gather a plethora of techniques in grappling and developing strategies to take down the next opponent.

Orange Belt

The orange belt is considered an advanced belt. It means that a child has developed his/her strategy when it comes to martial art, and they have been part of BJJ for a longer period of time.

IBJJF Belt System Green Belt

The last belt on IBJJF Belt System kids is green. This is the highest rank in the structure. It means that the child has very advanced skills and is now equipped with a skillset to defend themselves. It’s important to remember that to earn Green or Black belts, the kid should have reached a 10-year training milestone. Meaning, this belt is for children who have been training since they were little.

Final thoughts

We hope that this blog made it clear for you to understand the kids’ belt system in martial arts. Remember that by delving into the different belt colors, requirements, and expectations, we aimed to provide a comprehensive guide to navigating the IBJJF belt system for children.

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Curriculum

*1st place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJO) – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State League (LERJJ) – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – weight and open weight division – 2004
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Ranking (FJJ-Rio) – 2004
‍*2nd place – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship (CBJJ) – 2005
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship – weight and open weight division (FJJ-Rio) – 2005.
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Ranking (FJJ-Rio) – 2005
*1st place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu – weight division – 2006
* 3rd place – Brazil Cup Jiu-Jitsu – Absolut of light division – 2006
*1st place – Super Cup Rip Dorey Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Professional – 2006
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship – weight and open weight division (FJJ-Rio) – 2006
*3rd Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship CBJJO 2007 – Weight Division
*3rd Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship CBJJO 2007 – Open Weight Division
*2nd place – South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (IBJJF ) – 2007
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio ) – 2007
*1st place – International Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – 2007
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – 2008
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJD-Rio) – 2008
*1st place – Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu State Championship (FJJ-Rio) – open weight division – 2009
*1st place – South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (IBJJF)- 2009
*2nd place – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship (CBJJ)- 2009
*1st place – Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – Ohio – 2011
*1st place – Colorado State Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – weight Division – 2011
*1st place – Colorado State Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship – Open Weight Division – 2011
*1st place – Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – Colorado – 2011
*1st place – Dallas Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2012
*3rd place – Pan American Jiu-Jitsu International Championship (IBJJF) – 2013
*1st place – Chicago Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2013
*1st place – Seattle Jiu-Jitsu International Open (IBJJF) – 2014
*1st place – BJJ Tour Jiu-Jitsu International – 2014
*1st place – Summer Classic Super Fight Jiu-Jitsu – 2015
*1st place – Europa Super Show Dallas – Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Super Fight – 2015
*1st place – Vegas International Open (IBJJF) – Weight division – 2016
*1st place – Vegas International Open (IBJJF) Open weight division – 2016
*1st place – Los Angeles PRO (IBJJF) – 2016
*2nd place – weight division – New York International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*3rd place – Absolute (open weight) divison – New York International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – National Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – San Jose International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – weight division – Seattle International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – absolute (open weight division) – Seattle International Open Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*Champion of super fight – Fight to Win PRO 47TX – 2017
*1st place – San Diego Pro Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – Pan American No Gi International Championship (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – San Antonio International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – Cincinnati International Open (IBJJF) – 2017
*2nd place – World NO GI (IBJJF) – 2017
*1st place – Seattle International Open (IBJJF) – 2018
*2nd place – Super fight – Fight to Win PRO 87 TX – 2018

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