Thread: 5 Stripes per Belt in BJJ?
1/13/2014 3:04pm, #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2014
- Judo, BJJ
5 Stripes per Belt in BJJ?
Hi. I just started training BJJ. And I was always under the impression that you normally rank up to 4 stripes before progressing to the next rank in belt. (4 stripes white then becomes blue; 4 stripes blue then becomes purple; etc.)
However, I just found out that the school I'm training at goes up to 5 stripes per belt. Is this normal? I've just never heard about 5 stripes until this. Does anyone else's school use the 5 stripes system of ranking?
1/15/2014 10:58pm, #2
With regards to BJJ, I have never heard of anything beyond four stripes per belt.
1/15/2014 11:05pm, #3
Ugh, belts. Just throw the whole thing out.
Back on topic, I've never seen anyone with 5 stripes, except for one guy at the last BJJ place I trained. He had a blue belt with 5 stripes on it, and a purple belt hidden in his bag.
1/15/2014 11:39pm, #4
That sounds odd.
1/16/2014 3:49am, #5
Do they charge for stripe gradings?
1/16/2014 9:42am, #6
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
i thought J.J. Machado does 5 stripes per belt.
My friend is a 5 stripe brown belt under him (i think)
1/16/2014 1:12pm, #7
It's 4 stripes per belt, never heard of anyone using 5.
What's the name of this place?
1/16/2014 4:46pm, #8
I know of 3 schools that use 5. We use 5 but I'm weird.
(Does anybody remember when it was just three belts colors?)
1/16/2014 8:29pm, #9
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
- Judo, Hung Family Boxing
i think that as a fresh beginner, the *last* thing you should be worried about is how many stripes your gym uses on their belts. i mean, really? are you there to learn or to get some fancy flair for your waist?"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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1/16/2014 9:07pm, #10