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Gordon Ryan “Promoted” To BJJ Blue Belt By Roger Gracie

Gordon Ryan and Roger Gracie had an opportunity to roll together in Austin, Texas; where the Gracie came in order to record a podcast episode with Lex Fridman. Ryan wrote about the awesome experience...

Zoltan Bathory: “I Didn’t Get My Black Belt Because I’m A ‘Celebrity'”

With the rise of famous actors, musicians, and other celebrities training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, some “everyday” BJJ practitioners question whether or not the celebrities get promoted based...

Actor Mario Lopez Promoted To BJJ Purple Belt

Mario Lopez, the famous actor who is best known for his role in the “Saved by the Bell” TV show (as A.C. Slater), has been promoted to a BJJ purple belt! Lopez shared the awesome news on...

Tim Kennedy Promoted To 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Tim Kennedy is a Strikeforce and UFC veteran, as well as a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger. He’s also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, who’s recently been promoted to his 3rd...

Dave Mustaine, Megadeth’s Frontman, Promoted To BJJ Brown Belt

Dave Mustaine is a frontman of Megadeth, one of the world’s most well-known metal bands. And, since yesterday, the 61-year old superstar is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt! He trains out...

Nathalia Santoro Earns BJJ Brown Belt From John Danaher

Nathalia Santoro has been promoted to the rank of BJJ brown belt by John Danaher. Nathalia, who is a long-time girlfriend of Gordon Ryan, shared the news and her gratitude for the promotion on her...

UFC Champion Leon Edwards Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Leon Edwards has had a tremendous couple of weeks! After beating Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 278, Edwards has now been promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu....

How Can You Know For Sure If You 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...

Fabio Gurgel: “Promoting A Student To Blue Belt Is One Of The Coolest Feelings A Coach Can Experience”

Receiving your blue belt is one of the most important steps on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey. For, it shows that you’ve managed to push through those initial obstacles and doubts… And...

7 Tips For Getting Your BJJ Purple Belt Promotion

Going from blue to the purple belt is not an easy task. Sure, you could’ve received your blue belt just on the basis of consistency, but if your purple belt is going to be worth anything…...

Why Do Some Become BJJ Black Belts In 10-15 Years… And Some In Just 4-5?

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students who become black belts will achieve that in 10-15 years of training… But there are some exceptions to that “rule”; people who get promoted to the...

The BJJ Belt Promotion Mindset All Best Students Have

Let’s face it: every Jiu-Jitsu student looks forward to their next belt promotion. If they say that they aren’t… They’re probably lying. However, there’s a difference between being excited...

Roger Gracie Receives 5th Stripe On His BJJ Black Belt

Image Credits: Ryan Lobato Ferro Costa Leite Roger Gracie is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest athletes to have ever walked Earth. And he’s, arguably, the greatest one to step on the mats –...

BJJ Instructors: Holding Back & Pushing Belt Promotions Is Detrimental For Your Students

Image Credits: Evolve MMA BJJ instructors, generally, want the best for their students. They want to make them feel welcomed and appreciated on the mats… All things considered, they want them...

The Simple Problem With Belt Tests in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Belt tests aren’t an often occurrence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but they aren’t a rare one either. And they can be a good asset to the BJJ academy in question; the students know when...

So You’re A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt… Now What?

You’ve just been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, haven’t you? Congratulations! That’s a big stepping stone towards not just the black belt, but also...

Joao Miyao Promoted To Luta Livre Black Belt

Joao Miyao is a well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt competitor who, together with his brother Paulo, has stacked a number of medals in just about every important BJJ tournament in the world. He...

Is It Possible For You To Become A BJJ Black Belt?

Everyone who starts training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has one dream in common… To become a BJJ black belt. But even though all would like to earn it, can everyone actually do it? More importantly, can...

Elder Cruz Gets Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Lucas Leite

Elder Cruz is one of the most successful athletes to have come from the Checkmat team in the recent years. This year, 2022, has been an amazing as well… And now it became even better, as he was...

Than Le Promoted To BJJ Black Belt By Ryan Hall

Than Le is primarily known for his meticulous and relentless striking ability, which he used to become a ONE FC Featherweight champion. However, he’s also a skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete,...

Nick Rodriguez Is Now A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Nick Rodriguez is quickly turning into one of the most elite grapplers in the world. Actually, he might be one of the athletes that were the fastest to...

Royler Gracie Promoted To 8th Degree BJJ Coral Belt by His Brother, Rorion Gracie

Royler Gracie is a true legend of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A son of Helio Gracie, Royler has been the first so-called “King of BJJ’s Featherweight Division”, setting a record for the...

Roberto Aguilar, 76 Years Old, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Romulo Barral

You know what they say: it’s never too late to become who you’re meant to be. And it’s never too late to start doing what you love; so, if you haven’t started training...

Gordon Ryan Gets “Promoted” to Brown Belt – One Day After His Purple Belt Promotion

Gordon Ryan has been on a streak lately! He’s seemingly intensified his gi training, now mainly due to being new training partners with Nicholas Meregali. As a matter of fact, he was...