Black Belt Advancement and Recognition

Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Union members who are without an instructor or organization can seek ongoing learning and further advancement.

Members who do have an instructor or belong to another organization can seek to have their rank recognized by the Canadian Jiu-Jitsu Union.

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Black Belt Requirements

Below are the basic requirements for each level of Black Belt (still under development)

Shodan (1st Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt

Special Requirements

Nidan (2nd Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt

Special Requirements

Sandan (3rd Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt

Special Requirements

Yondan (4th Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt or Black and  Red

Special Requirements

Godan (5th Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt or Red and White

Special Requirements

Rokudan (6th Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt or Red and White

Special Requirements

Shichidan (7th Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt or Red and White

Special Requirements

Hachidan (8th Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt or Red and White

Special Requirements

Kudan (9th Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt or Red

Special Requirements

Judan (10th Degree)

Minimum Age

Minimum time in grade

Normal time in grade

Color of Belt - Black Belt or Red

Special Requirements