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Following are the rules about graduation and certification according IPJJF

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Minimum age requirements for athletes between 04 to 15 years old:

 

White Any age

Group Grey (Gray and White Belt, Gray Belt, Gray and Black Belt) – 4 to 15 years

Group Yellow (Yellow and White Belt, Yellow Belt, Yellow and Black Belt) – 7 to 15 years

Group Orange (Orange and White Belt, Orange belt, Orange and Black Belt) – 10 to 15 years

Group Green (Green and White Belt, Green Belt, Green and Black Belt) – 13 to 15 years

 

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Minimum age requirements for athletes starting from 16 years old White:

Any age Blue – 16 years or more

Purple – 16 years or more

Brown – 18 years or more

Black – 19 years or more

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Athletes ages 16 years and older: 

White Belt, Blue Belt, Purple Belt, Brown Belt – They are divided single color belts and 4 degrees.

Black Belt – Single color Belt and divided by six (6) degrees.

Red and Black Belt – Represents the seventh degree black belt

Red and White Belt – Represents the eighth degree black belt

Red Belt – Represents the ninth degree black belt

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Athletes from the black belt ranking on (red and black belt, red and white belt and red belt)​:

• The first degree can only be requested after a minimum of three (3) years of the black belt graduation.

• The second and third grades can be requested only after a minimum period of three (3) years from the previous graduation.

• The 4th, 5th and 6th grades can be requested only after a minimum period of 5 (five) years from the previous graduation.

• The 7th and 8th grades (red and black belt) can be requested only after a period of 7 (seven) years from the previous graduation.

• The 9th degree (red belt) can only be applied after a minimum period of 10 (ten) years from the previous graduation.

• The 10th grade (red belt) was given to the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Gracie brothers: Carlos, Oswaldo, George, Gaston and Helio.

• The IPJJF and CBJJP recognize (in memoriam) the master Oswaldo Baptista Fadda as a red belt 10th degree.