Belt Promotion Guidelines

How to earn rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Robson Moura

How long does it take to earn rank in Robson Moura Jiu Jitsu? That is a great question that can not be easily answered. The best answer is as long as it takes. There is an old saying a black belt is a white belt that doesn’t quit.

Robson is very traditional in his promotions and will want to get to know you as a person and martial artists in addition to getting to know your skill level. He will consider your age, size, and understanding during his evaluation.

For adults Robson uses a ranking system that follow this format:

White, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black

For those under 16 years old Robson uses a ranking system that follows this format:

White, Yellow, Orange, Green


Private Ranking Test Info

Robson or one of his appointed black belts will recommend you for promotion. Once this happens you will be scheduled for a 2 hour evaluation. During that evaluation Robson will drill and spar with you. If you fulfill his requirements you will be promoted. The requirement for a 2 hour private lesson is discounted for members of the Association. There is no guarantee of promotion during this 2 hour private evaluation. After the evaluation you will either be promoted or be given specific recommendations for training so you will progress toward your promotion. You will understand exactly what it takes to progress.