Belt Promotions at Rey Diogo’s Jiu Jitsu academy

Belt promotions is always a super fun day at Rey Diogo’s Jiu Jitsu academy.

Venice Paparazzi’s Alex and Edizen love jiu jitsu!  And this post is about the academy where we train.

All current students, and tons of people who have trained with Professor Rey over the years all come together for a great ceremony to acknowledge the progress and commitment of those who are on the mats.  On this day, which happens twice a year, athletes who train at the academy either get a hand shake, a stripe on their belt, or get promoted to the next belt.  As well, many of Rey’s black belts who have moved on to open their own gyms, or left the area, come in to get a stripe added to their belt.  This is the adding of degrees  for black belts, and  is done once every three years.

It was a happy, energetic vibe in the room, with much story telling and catching up being done.  Representatives from  Rey Diogo BJJ,  local affiliate schools were present, this includes: Ocean Grown BJJConejo Valley Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and  Won BJJ.

About Rey Diogo:  

Ricardo Diogo, also known as “REY” DIOGO was one of the first Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu team representatives to come to the United States where he established his own academy based on his master’s teachings.  Ever since he landed in the U.S. (1996), Rey Diogo quickly became one of the top Jiu Jitsu instructors in the country, forming several high level black belts.


Here’s @reydiogobjj with his #carlsongracieteam back in the day! 📷 photographer unknown


View photos from the June 18th, 2022 Rey Diogo Jiu Jitsu Belt Promotions!

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