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Should You Be Able to Earn a BJJ Black Belt Without Wearing a Gi?

There’s not a lot of things that get BJJ students as fired up as “belts”. That is, the color of the belts they wear, as well as the progress towards their next promotion. And, while...

UFC Champion Alexander Volkanovski Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Alexander Volkanovski, UFC’s Featherweight Champion, has been promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion took place under Joe Lopez, at Freestyle MMA:   View this post on...

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:...

Brianna Ste-Marie, ADCC East Coast Trials Winner, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Brianna Ste-Marie is having a great year! After winning the ADCC East Coast Trials, she was promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt over the last weekend; by Brazilian Top Team Canada’s head...

Cole Abate (16 Year Old ADCC Trials Winner) Earns BJJ Purple Belt

Things just keep getting better and better for Cole Abate. After winning the ADCC East Coast Trials, the 16 year old has now earned his BJJ purple belt! He was promoted by none other than the Art of...

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Promoted to BJJ Brown Belt

Maynard James Keenan is an American progressive metal singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor; best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning American progressive...

Gilbert Burns Awards BJJ Black Belt to Bellator Heavyweight Steve Mowry

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is never easy… But it could be a little easier if you have the proper physical prerequisites for it. For example, if you’re tall. Or really tall – like...

It’s Never Too Late For BJJ: Betty Broadhurst Earns Black Belt at 65 Years Old

It’s been a big day for Betty Broadhurst this last weekend. She started her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey 11 years ago, back when she was 54 years old; and now – after competing at and...

Bo Nickal Promoted To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt

Imagine going in for your first tournament as a blue belt, getting warmed up to step on those mats… Finally, the announcer calls your name and you step to the side, waiting for the ref to wave...

UFC’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk Promoted To BJJ Blue Belt

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one of the best strawweight MMA fighters in history. She is the UFC’s former division champion, as well as a multiple time Muay Thai world champion. She’s known for...

Russel Brand Promoted to Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become sort of “mainstream” among celebrities these days. However, many of them train BJJ in a private classes setting, without a desire to truly spar with other...

MMA Fighter C.B. Dollaway Awarded Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

C.B. Dollaway is a mixed martial artist with fights in the UFC and Rizin championship alike. He has a 17-10 professional MMA record and, although his last fight has been on December 31, 2019, his...

Bellator Champion Ryan Bader Awarded BJJ Black Belt

Ryan Bader is the current Bellator heavyweight champion with a record of 28-6 in his professional MMA career. Now, he has earned yet another great achievement to his already successful fighting...

UFC Welterweight Vicente Luque Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Vicente Luque is one of the most skillful submission artists in the UFC. The welterweight contender now has “proof” for that skill, too; earlier this week, he was awarded his black belt...

Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. Promoted to BJJ Purple Belt

Freddie Prinze Jr. is one of the biggest movie stars of the 90s. But what a lot of people don’t know about him is that he has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time! As a matter of...

Robert Degle Is Now Officially a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Robert Degle – a long-time student of John Danaher – was promoted to black belt yesterday! The new belt around his waist was tied by Brandon Bennett, Renzo Gracie’s black belt....

UFC’s Erin Blanchfield Earns BJJ Black Belt From Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec

Erin Blanchfield is an UFC fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete, who was just 18 years old – and a purple belt (!) – when she won the EBI 12 championship title! So it’s no...

Mica Galvao Earns His Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt at Age 17

The 17 year-old BJJ phenom Mica Galvao has just earned his black belt. He’s long been establishing himself as one of the rapidly rising stars of Jiu-Jitsu, and he took to sharing the good news...

Here’s How To Kiss Your Instructor’s A** And Get Promoted To Next Belt

Are you tired of that belt around your waist? Don’t you think that it’s about time you get promoted, even though you’re putting minimal effort into training and skipping class...

The Bitter Truth: You’ll Never Become A BJJ Black Belt

Want to become a BJJ black belt? Fair enough – but almost every Jiu-Jitsu athlete wants to become one. Therefore, the question shouldn’t be if you want to be a black belt, but it should be:...

“The Korean Zombie” Promoted To BJJ Black Belt After UFC Vegas 29 Win

The UFC Vegas 29 event last night was a stacked one, with the Featherweight main event being between Chan Sung Jung (“The Korean Zombie”) and Dan Ige. The fight went the distance, with...

So… How Can You Know If You Really Deserve Your BJJ Belt Promotion?

You’ve had your belt promotion recently – congratulations! But, don’t tell us… Doubts are creeping in, aren’t they? You’re questioning yourself: „Ok, but did I...

Opinion: Chasing Stripes On Your Belt In BJJ Is Wrong

So you’ve just earned your first stripe? Congratulations! Be it the first stripe on your white belt or on your brown belt, that’s a huge accomplishment, and you should feel proud of it....

Getting Your Next Belt In Jiu Jitsu IS Important

Getting your next belt IS NOT the most important thing in the world. If the belt promotion is the only thing you’re focused on while you’re on your BJJ journey, then you can bet that this...