Kade and Tye Ruotolo Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Kade and Tye Ruotolo Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Kade and Tye Ruotolo, the famous “Ruotolo Brothers”, are now Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts! The two were promoted by Andre Galvao, who is more than proud of them and their achievements:

Congrats @ruotolobrothersjiujitsu on your black belt tonight. The future is now!!! 18 years old black belts!

God bless your journey!!! Keep it up the good energy as always! One thing that Kade and Tye has is a great attitude, the way they see things, the way they respond to the challenges… Always positive and smiling… Future is always bright and better than the beginning! I wish many many blessings upon your lives.

Congrats Nicole & Chris for raising such amazing kids. You guys are awesome and deserve the best in life. Much love and respect!

I’m so proud of both of you! I love you guys! “Super stoked”, shakas & D’arces, and A LOT of JIUJITSU!


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As a reminder: Kade and Tye Ruotolo previously made it to the brown belt 2021 IBJJF World Championship final match, where they fought it out.

A lot of takedowns and throw attempts were involved, as well as quite a bit of submission attempts. In the end, it was Tye who managed to secure an Armbar victory.
Check out their short highlight video below (starts at around the 4:15 mark):