We are starting a “bring a friend” promotion at Coalition Martial Arts. If you bring a friend and they try a class we will give you a pair of shorts or a rashguard. If that friend signs for a 12 month program we will enter your name in a monthly draw for a new gi. Your name can be entered multiple times each month. We will have our first draw at the end of May for a Gameness Gi. Give us some feedback on the brand of gi you would like to see for June!
Following the purpose of improving the experience of each Jiu-Jitsu student, instructor and competitor, the IBJJF is launching the new and improved General System of Graduation. Continue reading
The new General System of Graduation arrives with the goal of making the progression of each Jiu-Jitsu student smoother, easier to understand and more fulfilling. The rules for the awarding of each degree and belt are now clearer to students, Instructors and Professors. It also creates a clearer standard for the division of athletes in competitions.
The biggest improvement is the inclusion of a new grading system for athletes 4 to 15 years of age, which separates each belt rank group (gray, yellow, orange and green). This new system for athletes under the age of 16 will make the practice of Jiu-Jitsu more exciting and attractive by providing more frequent graduations, which also provides steady advancement throughout the athlete’s career.
Another big change is the inclusion of the Red and White Belt, which represents the 8th Grade in the Black Belt.
Along with the new General System of Graduation, the IBJJF also made printable posters available with the official Graduation System for Professors and Instructors to post in their schools.
The current General System of Graduation is still evolving and may need to be modified over time according to the needs of Jiu-Jitsu. The IBJJF intends to continue working to make the sport easier, more attractive and satisfying for athletes and professors.