Voodoo Gym Macclesfield

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gradings

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gradings

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) gradings or rankings are delineated by coloured belts that are awarded from white through blue, purple, brown to black belt. You can accrue up to four stripes on your white belt to show progression towards blue belt promotion. Black belt and further degrees are awarded for active teaching, coaching, competing and contributing to the art. If you can make it a match with pretty much anyone your own gender, age, weight and experience level whilst executing technical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu without having to rely on attributes then you are that grade. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grading system does not have a specific syllabus for each belt. Performance in competition can be used to evaluate the student but is not necessary.

All Voodoo Combat BJJ belt rankings are awarded by David Kari and verified by Kameron Atakuru of ASW Manchester, Ben Poppleton of Gordo Jiu Jitsu Europe and by the CMAA (Cobra Martial Arts Association.

Black Belt
Dave Kari 21/01/2020  (Head Grappling Coach)
Tony Houghton 05/03/2020 (Grappling Coach)
Anil Armitt 05/03/2020 (Grappling  Coach)
Sergiusz Pawlowski 19/12/2020 (Grappling Coach)


Brown Belt
Tymon Jastal 08/12/2020


Purple Belt
Alex Madejowski 11/02/2018
Sam Archer 04/02/2020 (Assistant Grappling Coach)
Amanda Kari 08/12/2020 (Grappling Coach)


Blue Belt
Andy Shields 15/06/2014
Matt Turner 15/06/2014
Anthony Brown 09/12/2016
Carl Rowson 10/12/2017
Charles Naden-Lamb 07/08/2018
Josh Burton 09/06/2019
Chris Leighton 09/06/2019
Conor Maguinness 14/10/2019
Pablo Garcia 14/12/2019 (Assistant Coach)
Oliver Stevens 13/08/2020
Joseph Hayward 03/09/2020
Martin Gibbons 17/09/2020



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Voodoo Combat, Macclesfield
125 Chestergate, Macclesfield SK11 6DP