PRINCIPLES OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
The focus of BJJ is on technique and skill. Training and learning BJJ can bring great benefit to a student’s life. There is a lot to learn and it requires a great deal of dedication, focus and discipline. Consistent training is very important and improvement may be slow. To improve, you must be patient and consistent. Good BJJ flow takes some time to develop. The perfection of technique, timing and ability to react in a dynamic and responsive way takes practice. As a result, BJJ brings a sense of respect, discipline and accomplishment. There is a constant learning and growth; the longer you train the greater the growth and development potential with this martial art.
Belt promotions are judged individually as students learn and develop. When students are eligible for testing they will be notified by their BJJ instructors. Promotions are based on a student’s attendance, knowledge of techniques and performance on the mat. Instructors will judge the student’s readiness to test for belts. Only instructors are authorized to judge student’s knowledge of required techniques.
Stripe promotions are awarded in between belt rank promotions as a way to measure progress, stripe promotions give students a guide for how close they are to the next belt promotion and can be a useful tool to indicate progress in class.