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Welcome to the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program consists of a belt ranking system that begins at white belt and progresses to black belt. Each belt level consist of specific techniques in 7 major categories; takedowns, sweeps, guard passes, submissions, defenses, escapes, and combinations. Techniques begin with fundamentals and become more difficult as each level is reached. In addition each belt level has a corresponding number of techniques for each category. The ultimate goal for each of us should be to become a Master, the epitome of the professional warrior.
WARNING: Jiu-Jitsu, like any sport, involves a potential risk for serious injury. The techniques used in these classes are being demonstrated by highly trained professionals and are being shown solely for training purposes and competition. Doing techniques on your own without professional instruction and supervision is not a substitute for training. No one should attempt any of these techniques without proper personal instruction from trained instructors. Anyone who attempts any of these techniques without supervision assumes all risks. The Renato Tavares Association shall not be liable to anyone for use of any of these techniques.
RULES & ETIQUETTE
Students will be awarded stripes on their belts to denote progress through the rank. At white belt, four white stripes and four blue stripes may be awarded. A student will be eligible for white stripes after attending 20, 40, 60, and 80 classes. After 100 classes, the student will receive a free private lesson to evaluate progress and establish areas to improve. Eligibility for blue stripes is after completion of 120, 140, 160, and 180 classes. After 200 classes, the student has reached the minimum requirements to test for blue belt. Rank is awarded based on the skill and progress of the individual student, and times given above are minimums and signify eligibility only.
Blue Belt Test
3 Judo - Osoto Gari, Ipon Seo Nage and Uki Goshi
2 Wrestling - Double Leg and Single Leg
2 Closed - Kimura and Flower Sweep
4 Open - Spider, Butterfly, Half Guard, De La Riva and Scissors
3 Closed - Double Under, One Under One Over, Stand Up
4 Open - Spider, Butterfly, Half and De La Riva
Submissions from Top
3 Mount - Butterfly Choke, Americana and Arm Bar
3 Side - Kimura, Americana and Paper Cut
2 North & South - Kimura and ArmBar
Knee on Stomach
Submissions from Botton
3 Closed Guard - Kimura, Butterfly Choke and Arm Bar
3 Open Guard - Triangle, Omoplata and Loop Choke
2 Mount - Elbow Escape and Bump Escape 1
2 Side Control - Frame and Under hook
2 Back Escape - Top Hook (SC) and Top Hook (Pulling the Arm)
1 Knee on the Stomach - Pushing the Knee to Half Guard
Defense from Guard
Defense from mount
Combinations from Top
Guard Pass to Knee on the Stomach to Submission
Guard Pass to Mount to Different Submission
Half to Back to Choke
Side control series
Combination from Bottom
2 Submission to Submission - Kimura to Guilhotine and Arm Bar to Omoplata
2 Submissions to Sweep - Kimura to Sweep and Arm Bar to Flower Sweep
Tips for Success
A black belt is a white belt who never quit!