Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense system based on the principles of technique and leverage, which allow you to defeat opponents of much greater size and strength.



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BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU RANK SYSTEM


The BJJ ranking system is used to signify a practitioner’s increasing levels of skill within the ‘gentle art.’ They are awarded to the practitioner and must be earned through countless hours of hard work and determination. Derived from a similar system as that of Japanese Judo, the BJJ system has evolved into it’s own ranking criteria.


(Beginning of your journey)

The first belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and symbolizes the practitioner’s purity and lack on knowledge in the art.
White belt is the first belt within Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The rank is held by any practitioner new to the art and has no prerequisite. Some instructors and other high-level practitioners think that a white belt's training should emphasize escapes and defensive positioning since a white belt will often fight from inferior positions, especially when training with more experienced practitioners

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Here at ATT Deerfield BJJ Program you will:
1– Learn essential and fundamental Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques.
2– Increase your fitness
3– Increase your flexibility
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(6 months – 1 year)

Green Belt is the Second Belt at American Top Team Program, is basically white belt with a higher degree of knowledge but not ready for blue belt yet.
The Green Belt need to be able to recognize situations in every basic position of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Need to be able to know what to do from Full Guard, Mount Positions, Side Control and Standing.

(2-3 years)

Blue belt is the third adult rank in ATT Deerfield Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program. At the blue belt level students gain technical knowledge of BJJ and undertake countless hours of mat-time to learn how to implement these moves efficiently. Blue belt is often the rank at which the student learns a large number of techniques.
The IBJJF requires that a practitioner be at least 16 years old to receive a blue belt, thereby officially entering into the adult belt system.

(3-4 years)

Purple belt is the intermediate adult ranking in ATT Deerfield Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program. The purple belt level practitioner has gained a large amount of knowledge, and purple belts are generally considered qualified to help instruct lower-ranked students.
The IBJJF requires students to be at least 16 years old and recommends they have spent a minimum of two years ranked as a blue belt to be eligible for a purple belt, with slightly different requirements for those graduating directly from the youth belts.
Those who wish to, can choose to enter our instructor training programs at this time.

(2-3 years)

Aside from the exceptional belts awarded at the highest levels, brown belt is the highest ranking color belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Brown belt typically requires at least five years of dedicated training to achieve. It is often thought of as a time for refining techniques.
The IBJJF requires that students be at least 18 years old and recommends they have spent a minimum of 18 months as a purple belt to be eligible for a brown belt

(Total Time until Requirements to be met: 7.5-10.5+ years)

The highest common belt within Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, denoting an expert level of technical and practical skill. Estimates of the time required to achieve the rank vary, but all holders of this rank have thousands of hours of experience. The dream of many practitioners, a black belt should be more of a beginning than the end of a journey.
The IBJJF requires that a student be at least 19 years old and recommends they have spent a minimum of 1 year ranked as a brown belt to be eligible for a Black Belt. The Black Belt itself has six different degrees of expertise.
This is the final step to mastering the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

DEGREES/STRIPES

In addition to the belt system, many academies award stripes as a form of intra-belt recognition of progress and skill. The cumulative number of stripes earned serves as an indication of the student's skill level relative to others within the same belt rank. Stripes may consist of small pieces of cloth sewn onto the sleeve of the belt, or simple pieces of tape applied to it. Although the exact application, such as the number of stripes allowed for each belt, varies between institutions, the IBJJF sets out a general system under which four stripes can be added before the student may be considered for promotion to the next bjj belt. Stripes are only used for ranks prior to black belt. After black belt is achieved, the markings are known as degrees and are awarded formally. Time-in-grade and skill level are both important factors. Stripes are not used in every academy and, where they are used, they may not be applied consistently.


-Some tips for the above BJJ Belt Requirements:

1. Students who take regular privates in addition to their group classes naturally progress through the ranks faster. There is something to be said for individual instruction. But that’s up to the student and the Professor to determine.

Here is a short video on the subject of private and group sessions.

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2. Students who don’t train consistently cannot expect to progress as quickly as those who train more consistently, or more often. It’s as simple as that.

3. Students who don’t frequently have their outside training sessions evaluated by their professor run the risk of developing bad habits. Bad habits will lengthen your time to your next promotion.

4. Students only will get promoted when they fulfill their particular ATT Deerfield Beach BJJ Program Belt Requirements.


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