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    how do you rank up as a blackbelt in bjj? is it based on teaching ability, whether you compete, or are there skills still to be learnt even as a black belt?

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    In BJJ, degrees on the black belt come through time served, and pretty much nothing else. As long as you are active in BJJ, teaching or training or whatever, the degrees can be awarded. As far as I'm aware, there are no specific tests or anything, it just happens.

    Hope that helps!

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    might be wrong about this, but don't you also have to keep your memebership up (fee's) with the IBJJF?

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    Just got this from the website.

    Just shows thatyou have to renew your memebership card every year

    THIRD CHAPTER
    Belt system and degrees/stripes

    First Paragraph – White, grey, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple and brown belts have 5 levels each: clear belt plus 4 degrees/stripes. It is up to each instructor to award the stripes in each of these belts.

    Second Paragraph – The black belt is divided in seven different levels: clear black belt plus 6 degrees/stripes that can only be awarded by the IBJJF according to the following criteria:

    1. Only athletes who are 19 years of age or older can be awarded a black belt.


    2. In order to request the black belt certificate it is necessary to be currently affiliated to the IBJJF, have gone through a first aid course and be approved in the referee course over the previous 12 months.


    3. You may request your 1st degree after 3 years as a black belt. In order to do so it is required that you have renewed your IBJJF membership card every year during the period, have gone through a first aid course and be approved in the referee course over the previous 12 months.


    4. You may request your 2nd or 3rd degrees 3 years after being awarded the previous degree. It is required that you have renewed your IBJJF membership card every year during the period, have gone through a first aid course and be approved in the referee course over the previous 12 months.


    5. You may request your 4th, 5th or 6th degrees 5 years after being awarded the previous degree. In order to do so you need to:

    - renew your IBJJF membership card every year during the 5-year period.

    - be approved in the IBJJF official referee course over the previous 12 months.

    - be listed as the main instructor or assistant instructor in a school that has renewed its membership to the IBJJF over the previous 5 years OR provide the degree form signed by a certified black belt no lower than 2nd degree who is the main instructor in a school that has renewed its membership to the IBJJF over the previous 5 years.


    6. You may request the red and black belt 7th degree 7 years after being awarded the 6th degree. In order to do so you need to:

    - renew your IBJJF membership card every year during the 7-year period.

    - be approved in the IBJJF official referee course over the previous 12 months.

    - be listed as the main instructor or assistant instructor in a school that has renewed its membership to the IBJJF over the previous 7 years OR provide the degree form signed by a certified black belt no lower than 2nd degree who is the main instructor in a school that has renewed its membership to the IBJJF over the previous 7 years.


    7. You may request the 8th degree in your red and black belt 7 years after being awarded the 7th degree. In order to do so you need to:

    - renew your IBJJF membership card every year during the 7-year period.

    - be approved in the IBJJF official referee course over the previous 12 months.

    - be listed as the main instructor or assistant instructor in a school that has renewed its membership to the IBJJF over the previous 7 years OR provide the degree form signed by a certified black belt no lower than 2nd degree who is the main instructor in a school that has renewed its membership to the IBJJF over the previous 7 years.


    8.You may request the red belt 9th degree 10 years after being awarded the 8th degree. In order to do so you need to:

    - renew your IBJJF membership card every year during the 10-year period.

    - be approved in the IBJJF official referee course over the previous 12 months.

    - be listed as the main instructor or assistant instructor in a school that has renewed its membership to the IBJJF over the previous 10 years OR provide the degree form signed by a certified black belt no lower than 2nd degree who is the main instructor in a school that has renewed its membership to the IBJJF over the previous 10 years.


    9. In case you do not renew your IBJJF membership card and/or your school’s membership to the IBJJF in a specific year, that year will not count in the minimum time required to obtain a new degree.


    10. The 10th degree red belt is limited to the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Carlos, Oswaldo, George, Gastão and Hélio Gracie, also known as the Gracie Brothers.

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    If you are IBJJF, yeah. There are many, many blackbelts out there who are nothing to do with them though.
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    I tell you when I get one untill then keep training

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    As others have posted above, it basically works like this (according to IBJJF standards):

    You start as a Black Belt with no degrees, then stripes/degrees are added at set intervals. At the 7th degree, you get the Red & Black belt. You keep all your past stripes, it's just a fancy looking belt (though according to Rickson and other sources, Red & Black means retired from fighting, hence Rickson has only recently begun wearing it). At the 9th degree, you get the Red belt, and then you go no further. No-one except the original Gracie brothers can get the 10th degree (which is also a Red Belt).

    Black belt: (Minimum age - 19 or older)
    1st stripe: +3 years (Minimum age - 22 or older)
    2nd stripe: +3 years (Minimum age - 25 or older)
    3rd stripe: +3 years (Minimum age - 28 or older)
    4th stripe: +5 years (Minimum age - 33 or older)
    5th stripe: +5 years (Minimum age - 38 or older)
    6th stripe: +5 years (Minimum age - 43 or older)
    7th stripe (Red & Black Belt): +7 years (Minimum age - 50 or older)
    8th stripe: +7 years (Minimum age - 57 or older)
    9th stripe (Red Belt): +10 years (Minimum age - 67 or older)
    10th stripe: Reserved for the original Gracie brothers (Carlos, Oswaldo, George, Gastão and Hélio Gracie)

    So you have to be at least 19 to receive your blackbelt. 1st, 2nd & 3rd degrees are awarded at 3 year intervals, 4th, 5th & 6th at 5 year intervals, 7th & 8th at 7 year intervals, and 9th after another 10 years.

    Helio's side of the family have always done thing's differently (hence Ryron's a 5th degree black belt and has been for a few years), and Carlson (RIP) used his own judgement as well. Relson used to follow the Helio standard, but now follows the IBJJF standard (according to Rick Miglierese, one of his BBs), and the Machados don't follow it either, which is why Carlos Machado (and Rigan I think too) are 8th degree BBs, while Carlos Gracie Jr, the man who gave them their blackbelts, is only a 7th degree...

    James

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I'm very interested! I would love to find out more.



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    when was ricksons last fight mma or bjj?

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