Sidewinder Jiu Jitsu has adopted the graduation standards of the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). The IBJJF graduation system is the recognized standard among most traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies. While it is common to see some variation in belts, and degrees at various academies, we try to adhere to a very strict standard set forth by the IBJJF. There are numerous options set forth by the federation for degrees in the kids graduation system. Sidewinder has adopted the monthly graduation as the standard for youth athletes. This essentially provides for 12 degrees in each of the 12 belt ranks above white. Adult graduation is spread out among 5 belts (white,blue,purple,brown and black) with 4 degrees each. See IBJJF guidelines below:

IBJJF Belt System

 

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ibjjf graduation system

 

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