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.