How are STUDENTS RANKED?
We use a belt system to rank students. All students start with a white belt, and then progress through different colored belts. The goal for most students is to achieve their black belt. In BJJ there are belts beyond black, but they are reserved for BJJ practitioners who have dedicated their life to the art and sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Children have a different belt system than Adults. Similar to the adults their belt system begins with white but then they then progresses as follows : grey/white, grey, grey/black, yellow/white, yellow, yellow/black, orange/white, orange, orange/black, green/white, green, and green/black. After the age of 15 they continue to progress according to the adult belt system.
The Adult belt system begins with white and progresses as follows; blue, purple, brown, black, red/black, red/white and red.
We award belts the traditional way, which is based upon skill and
not the number of classes taken. Belts are awarded at belt ceremony, which takes place once a year. Getting a black belt typically takes between 7-10 years.
The Carlson Gracie Central Florida BJJ Academy is registered with the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. This allows students to compete in IBJJF Tournaments and it provides serious students with an opportunity to become national and internationally ranked competitors.