Are Gracie Belt rankings recognized family wide?
The Gracie family has several different Jiu-Jitsu organizations (Gracie Barra, Gracie University, Gracie _______, etc.) all going on at the same time. Some are big International organizations and some look to be smaller, family ran, local gyms. Do they all recognize the same ranking system? For example, would a Carlos Gracie Jr, Gracie Barra purple belt be considered a purple belt at Ryron and Rener's Gracie University? Would a Machado ranked purple belt be recognized at a Gracie Barra school and vice-versa?
Just curious, is it one-big-happy (but slightly different shaped) ..."G"?