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At Lexington Jiu Jitsu we offer every belt Gracie Jiu Jitsu has to offer.  Our rank comes from a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt who spent his career training with Rickson Gracie student Pedro Sauer and in fact, over the last 20 years, has trained in many seminars and private lessons with Rorion Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Royce Gracie, Royler Gracie, Pedro Valente, Ryron Gracie and Rener Gracie. As a student of Lexington Jiu Jitsu you’ll reap the benefits of this long time connection to the Gracie family!

It is ill advised to train with an internet certified instructor.  When visiting schools you should inquire about how a teacher’s rank has been acquired… and what rank do they hold? When visiting Lexington Jiu Jitsu, please plan to visit at least 2 others schools so that you can decide on our Academy without any doubts. 

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Gracie Jiu Jitsu Adult Rank

The Gracie Jiu Jitsu rank system.

White Belt (new student)
1.  Learn ALL Fundamental Lessons. (Standing and Ground)
2.  Begin learning how to apply techniques against a resisting partner, in sequences including defending punches.
Blue Belt
1. Learn striking, clinching and takedowns against a resisting partner
2. Begin learning gun, stick, and knife defense
3. Sparring with punches in our Ground Grappling class
4. Sparring with punches in our Standing Self Defense class
5. Surprise Attack Defense Circle ‘bull in the ring’

Purple Belt
At this point students have been training 5 to 8 years. The purple belt level training phase in which students master their Self Defense fighting skills. A purple belt should have no problem understanding and teaching effective Self Defense class.  If there are no other legitimate Black or Brown Belt-Gracie Jiu Jitsu instructors in your area then a Purple Belt is definitely capable of teaching.

Brown Belt to Black Belt

The Brown Belt is a committed student who simply didn’t quit. Brown Belts commonly help teach group classes and in fact have the skills and knowledge to run an Academy. Generally it takes 10 years of consistent and frequent training to achieve a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.

**NOTE: You will receive rank, in person, from a 2 stripe Gracie Black Belt who has been training with the right people for over 20 years! You’re instructor, Jeb Brown is a 9+ year veteran of Gracie Jiu Jitsu and is a Certified Gracie Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt Instructor.  Join us now and you too can be a Gracie Black Belt.  Just come to class!