Belt Colors

FAIXA AZUL

  • 2+ years as Member student.
  • All Annual License fee payments on time.
  • Fully completed “Gracie Fundamentals” course.
  • Minimum age 16+ years.

FAIXA ROXA

  • 4+ years as Member student.
  • All Annual License fee payments on time.
  • Fully completed “Gracie Intermediate” course.
  • Blue belt Graduation by Master Vacirca or Grandmaster Gracie.
  • Minimum age 17+ years.

FAIXA MARROM

  • 6+ years as Member student.
  • All Annual License fee payments on time.
  • Fully completed “Gracie Advanced” (part 1) course.
  • Purple belt Graduation by Master Vacirca or Grandmaster Gracie.
  • Minimum age 19+ years.

FAIXA PRETA

  • 8+ years as Member student.
  • All Annual License fee payments on time.
  • Fully completed “Gracie Advanced” (part 2) course.
  • Brown belt Graduation by Master Vacirca or Grandmaster Gracie.
  • Minimum age 21+ years.
  • For the 1. Grau/Degree (first white stripe) the minimum age is 23+ years.

Athletes / Trainers
1. to 3. Grau (Degree) – at least 3-5 years of practice for each degree.


Teachers only
4. and 5. Grau – at least 5 years of practice for each degree.
6. and 7. Grau – at least 7 years of practice for each degree.
8. and 9. Grau – awarded only by the official International Organizations.
10. Grau – awarded only to the BJJ founders.


Kids & Youth Belts

Kids and youth (under 16 years) Gracie Jiu-Jitsu students will be additional ranked in the following colors: yellow, orange, and green.

Published by Franco Vacirca

Martial arts and self-defense instructor since 1989, Consultant, Author, and Public Speaker. Founder of the very first Gracie/BJJ Academy in Europe (1995). I consider myself a Visionary Entrepreneur.