BJJ Belt Faq

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu adult color belts

 BJJ Black Belt,  Sensei or Professor

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you must be a minimum of 19 years old to achieve the prestigious rank of black belt and it takes an average of 8-10 years to achieve, but it can be achieved in less or more time as well.

3rd BJJ Degree, San Dan; Sensei or Professor

There are a total of 10 degrees of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At the rank of third Dan you hold the title of “Professor” and can promote students to Black Belt.

5th BJJ Degree, Go Dan; Master

At the rank of fifth Dan you hold the title of “Master.”


BJJ Ranks