Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Student Progression:

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses a system of belts and ranks to mark progression of a student’s skill. Promotions are based on the amount of technical knowledge a student can demonstrate as well as the level of skill with which the student can perform a broad spectrum of technique during live rolling. The ultimate criterion for promotion is the ability to execute techniques successfully against an uncooperative opponent, rather than strict stylistic compliance.

At each belt prior to Black Belt, up to 4 stripes can be earned before promotion to the next belt.