A basic explanation of the five ranks and belts for RuRonin JiuJitsu at the Wise Warrior Gym.
The B.J.J. ranking system is a means of signifying a practitioner’s increasing levels of technical knowledge and practical skill within the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Colored belts that are worn as part of the uniform are awarded to the practitioner. The system has divisions between youths and adults belts and the awarding of stripes and degrees between each belt advancement. Some distinct differences have become synonymous with the art, such as a marked informality in promotional criteria, a focus on a competitive demonstration of skill and a conservative approach to promotion.