List of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners

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This is a list of notable Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.

Founders

Highest graded

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ranking system awards practitioners different colored belts for increasing levels of knowledge and skill.[3][4] The system shares its origins with Judo but now has its own character that has become synonymous with the art, including an informality in promotional criteria and a conservative approach to promotion in general.[5]

While black belt is the highest common rank of attainment, at the 7th and 8th degree in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the black belt is replaced by a belt of alternating red-and-black (similar to Judo’s substitution of an alternating white-and-red belt at the 6th, 7th, and 8th degree).[6] At the 9th and 10th degree the practitioner is awarded a solid red belt, identical to Judo.[6] These exceptional belts are awarded to denote the exceptional status of their wearer and his or her knowledge and overall contribution to the art.[4]

The following individuals are particularly notable practitioners holding these respective ranks:

7th degree (7º grau)

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8th degree (8º grau)

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9th degree (9º grau)

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10th degree (10º grau)

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The 10th degree red belt is limited to the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3], with no currently living member:

Notable competitors

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Other notable practitioners

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