Question about BJJ black belts


Purple Belt
Sep 24, 2004
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Guys, are there different types of BB in BJJ? I saw on a website,, that they had one with the usual red material but with one white stripe at each end of the red material, one with just the red material and the last one just with white material. Can somebody explain?
yes.. degrees.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th. Helio is the only living 10th
When you are 10 th degree you cant die and you can transform to a bat
i have seen what you are talking about...some have just a red promotion bar, and some have a red promotion bar with a white stripe on each end, even if they have earned no stripes yet
serima said:
When you are 10 th degree you cant die and you can transform to a bat

Lol.. you don't die anymore. You merely fade away , and can give advice through a spectral projection from time to time.
The red part is to show instructor status, there are many blackbelts who do not teach. The white area is for dan stripes for the non instructors.
I heard if you kill a 10th dan you become him, any truth to this?
You have to kill him and then eat his body. It's the only way to acquire his soul.
Eventually you will have to fight your master. If you defeat him then he will become more powerful than you had ever imagined. At some point in time he will transubstantiate and give you the red sleeve.