Kids Jiu-Jitsu Junior Belt System

The Junior Belts

Junior belts are white with a colored stripe going down the center of the belt. Each level has 4 stripes that are awarded with attendance. The number of attendance points necessary to earn a stripe increases as the belts advance.

In addition to the 4 black attendance stripes, each child must earn a minimum of 3 competition stripes in order to progress to the next belt level.

The competition stripes are awarded as follows:
Gold stripe: gold medal at a competition
Red stripe: submitted opponent in competition (tap-out!)
Green stripe: tournament participation (showed bravery to go compete- green for guts!)

Junior White Belt

8 attendance points per stripe
All new students in the Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program will receive a Junior White Belt as soon as they begin training. Once students earn 4 black stripes on  their Junior White Belts, they are eligible to test for their Junior Yellow Belts.  For the yellow belt, no competition stripes are required.

Junior Yellow Belt

12 attendance points per stripe
Once students earn 4 black stripes and 3 competition stripes on their Junior Yellow Belts, they are eligible to test for their Junior Orange Belts.

Junior Orange Belt

12 attendance points per stripe
Once students earn 4 black stripes and 3 competition stripes on their Junior Orange Belts, they are eligible to test for their Junior Green Belts.

Junior Green Belt

16 attendance points per stripe
Once students earn 4 black stripes and 3 competition stripes on their Junior Green Belts, they are eligible to test for their Junior Blue Belts.

Junior Blue Belt

16 attendance points per stripe
Once students earn 4 black stripes and 3 competition stripes on their Junior Blue Belts, they are eligible to test for their Junior Purple Belts.

Junior Purple Belt

20 attendance points per stripe
Once students earn 4 black stripes and 3 competition stripes on their Junior Purple Belts, they are eligible to test for their Junior Brown Belts.

Junior Brown Belt

20 attendance points per stripe
Once students earn 4 black stripes and 3 competition stripes on their Junior Brown Belts, they are eligible to test for their Junior Black Belts.

Junior Black Belt

20 attendance points per stripe
Junior black belts will get a new stripe for every 20 attendance points. Once students approach 13 years old, we will transition then to ibjjf belts as the instructor sees fit (based of years, level of skill, competition record, etc.).

How Attendance Points Work

Classes

1 attendance point is awarded for each daily class

One Day Camps

2 attendance points are awarded for each one day camp

Technique Seminars

2 attendance points are awarded for each technique seminar

One Week Camps

5 attendance points are awarded for each one week camp

How Belt Tests and Promotions Work

Once students have earned 4 black attendance stripes and 3 competition stripes, they become eligible to test for their next belt. Belt tests will include mat movement and jiu-jitsu techniques specific to each Junior Belt. Students can also arrange for private lessons in preparation for their belt tests. When students pass their belt tests, they will be promoted to the next belt. If they do not pass, the instructor will give them a list of things to work on before re-testing. If the student wishes to re-test before another public test is held, they can arrange for a private test.

Kids Team Competition Belt System

Completely separate from the Junior Belt System is the Team Competition Belt System. These belts conform to the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Rules. The color progression for Team Competition Belts is: White, Gray, Yellow, Orange, and Green. These belts are a solid color, and students are promoted based on their tournament experience. All students in the Junior Belt program regardless of their Junior Belt color will initially compete as white belts in tournaments. On average, it takes about 20-25 tournaments to advance to the next tournament level depending on the student. There is no technique requirement for Team Competition Belts, only tournament experience.

Note: If kids begin at age 13 and up, they skip the Junior Belt System and are put on the Team Competition Belt System which will bring them into the Adult Belt System.

Get Your Kid Started!

Be amazed at how your kid’s confidence, attentiveness, and coordination improves as he/she progresses through our Junior Belt System.

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