Promoting students is an important aspect of the jiu jitsu world, to recogise people’s skills and acknowledge their efforts. I agonise over every single belt promotion – decisions are not made lightly and I always ask for the input of the other coaches at the club.
Here is a list of all of the people I have promoted since I was first given permission to do so by my head coach Christian Graugart. This list is regularly updated and all of the students I promote are added to it shortly after their promotions.
The list goes by belt order from highest to lowest, then in time order within each belt. Students who have been promoted by me multiple times will have multiple entries (i.e. at blue belt then purple belt etc).