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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt Rankings: Rank Up Faster

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt rankings allow everyday humans to feel like they are video game characters. In real time you get to see your progress and showcase to the world that you are a certified badass! In this article, we will touch base on the 5 ranks within Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how you can try to rank up faster!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt Rankings

Let’s recap first. There are 5 ranks within jiu Jitsu and the typical amount of time someone will spend at the respective rank. The time spent usually depends on several circumstances that will be spoken about in the later paragraphs.

White Belt (Year 0 – Year 2)
Blue Belt (Year 2 – Year 4)
Purple Belt (Year 4 – Year 5)
Brown Belt (Year 5 – Year 7)
Black Belt (Year 7 – Year 10)

How to Rank Up Faster?


The best way to answer this question is to say spend more time in the gym. Mastering techniques is only accomplished through time spent on the mats. If you are looking to rank up fast, spending more time training is a great solution.


Unique Skills

If you have god-given talent or possibly wrestled in the past, the likelihood of you getting ranked up faster is there. We only believe this could happen from a White to a blue belt since the other belts show competence in the techniques you are performing.

Coach’s Philosophy

Every coach has a different philosophy of how fast they promote their students and what each belt means to the academy. If you are looking to rank up faster, it may be smart to have a conversation with your coach to discover their philosophy. Find out where you could improve and take the necessary steps to get where you would like to go.

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We are a firm believer that focusing on belts and ranking up fast is the best way to slow down your growth as an athlete. Jiu Jitsu is a long journey, so enjoy your time at each level. Belt ranking is great and always makes a cool Instagram post but remember why you started in the first place, focus on your why!

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