Belt System

Are you confused about the Jiu Jitsu belt ranking system? We’re breaking it down for you.

All martial arts have belt ranking systems, and Jiu Jitsu is no exception. But because all of the martial arts use slightly different belt systems, it can be confusing. At Lexington Jiu Jitsu, our belt system is designed to be as close to Helio Gracie’s original home academy system as possible. Take a look.

White Belt

White – Beginner Level

Goal: earn four stripes on your belt. Each stripe represents 30 fundamental classes and 30 sparring classes. · 1st stripe – student may participate in sparring rounds · 2nd stripe – student may attend Instructor Development · 3rd stripe – student may move on to Fundamentals 2 · 4th stripe – begin reviewing and studying for Blue Belt test

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Blue Belt

Blue – Experienced Beginner Level

Goal: earn four stripes on your belt. Each stripe represents 90 fundamentals classes and 125 sparring classes. · Attend Fundamentals 1 to master Jiu Jitsu skills required to earn a Purple Belt · Attend Fundamentals 2 sparring classes and instructor Development to enhance your Jiu Jitsu experience · Earn 4th stripe – begin reviewing and studying for Purple Belt test

Alex Monaghan, Dr. Matt Geary , Ryan Ricker, Dr. Chris Zust, Kevin Madison , Dr. Lee Day, Nathan Demi, Eric Schneider , Marquis Boner, Rachel Freeman, Greg Oldendick, Ken Simmons, Aaron Swain-Vaughn , Ryan Barnes, Tim Nelson, Catherine woods, Gerald Hotchkiss, Emily Rose, Michael Cragin, Dan Trefzger, Jake Atkins, Susan Burgess, Kevin Brey, Andrew Waldon, Mike Lewis, Ronny Cruz, Adam Mintz, Wayne Thompson, & Brian Gillian

Purple Belt

Purple – Intermediate Level

Goal: earn four stripes on your belt. Each stripe represents 100 fundamental classes and 125 sparring classes. · Attend Fundamentals 1 to retain acquired skills and to assist instructors in developing students · Attend Fundamentals 2, sparring classes, and Instructor Development to enhance your Jiu Jitsu experience · Earn 4th stripe – begin reviewing and studying for Brown Belt test

Greg Smith, John Woods, Ted Socha, Geoff Ellinwood, & Dan Lamana

Brown Belt

Brown – Experienced Intermediate Level

Goal: earn four stripes on your belt. Each stripe represents 100 fundamental classes and 125 sparring classes. · Attend Fundamentals 1 to retain acquired skills and to assist instructors in developing students · Attend Fundamentals 2, sparring classes, and Instructor Development to enhance your Jiu Jitsu experience · Earn 4th stripe – begin reviewing and studying for Black Belt test

Mike McCormack , Matt McCormack , Chris Monaghan, & Dorothy Abecrombie

Black Belt

Black – Advanced Level

Goal: earn up to nine belt stripes. Stripes 1-3 represent three years each. Stripes 4-6 represent five years each. Stripes 7-9 represent ten years each. · Attend Fundamentals 1 to assist instructors in developing students · Attend Fundamentals 2, sparring classes, and Instructor Development to enhance your Jiu Jitsu experience To find out more about our belt ranking system and to sign up for a free trial class or our membership program, contact our team at Lexington Jiu Jitsu.

Jeb Brown , Scott Richardson , Craig Fredette , Joe Kutcha, & Dr. Mike Wirth

 

Not only does this academy offer top-notch instruction, Jeb provides a safe learning environment that allows his students to train for the long haul and with a lot of high-level training partners that'll push you as hard as you want to be pushed. I started at Lexington Jiu-Jitsu as a white belt, am now a purple belt, and am 100% positive I'll still be training here in the future as a black belt.

Johnny Woods

Love the atmosphere at this academy. Lineage is legit and the curriculum is excellent. Comfortable for students of all ages and ability levels. I can't recommend Lexington Jiu-Jitsu enough for anyone interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or self-defense. This is the absolute best academy in the midlands for Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Dan Trefzger

Excellent place to train! Friendly, knowledgeable, & professional instructors that make training fun. Great group of people to learn Jiu-Jitsu with. Classes are available 7 days a week. That schedule is Le-Jit. Best school around, no doubt!

Wallace M

Excellent teaching in a supportive environment! I've been going for two years and I love having the opportunity to train with such a great team of men and women. The focus is always on personal improvement and solid technique. As a life-long couch potato, I didn't think martial arts was something I could ever learn, let alone enjoy, but Lexington Jiu Jitsu changed my mind! It has been a Le-Jit experience!

Emily Rose

When you visit a new martial arts class for the first time, you never really know what you're going to find. I'll tell you what I found at Lexington Jiu-Jitsu: I found a great class full of great people to train with, led by great instructors who walk through class during drills and give individual instruction to help you learn technique properly.

Ryan Ricker

It changed my life in the best possible way and it has given me confidence!

Johnny Lawrence

Hands down the best academy in the Columbia area. Well-trained instructors, solid teaching, comfortable & welcoming atmosphere. LJJ is one-of-a-kind, offering a complete self-defense curriculum that applies to both the street and the mat. Jeb has created something special and you really won't find better! Stop thinking about it and just go in and try a class!

Alex Monaghan