Yesterday I talked about my first experience in an Advanced No Gi division. Well, it looks like my next time fighting Advanced will be in about a year – maybe at the next Pendergrass No Gi. Yup, I’ve been demoted to Intermediate!
Okay, it’s not really that I personally have been demoted, but US Grappling has changed the times for No Gi skill levels. Advanced now starts at 5 years.
Adult Divisions (Men and Women)
Novice: Up to 9 months (white belts only).
Beginner: Up to 2 years (white belts only).
Intermediate: 2 – 5 years, or blue belt.
Advanced: Over 5 years, or purple belt and above.