Why The Red Belt in Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments?


In UAEJJF competitions one competitor will always wear a red belt, with spectators wondering why.

The red belt is used so referees and scorekeepers can communicate to each other which athlete will receive points during a match. Regardless of the color gi an athlete wears one will always wear a red belt in addition to his given rank.

The referee signals when a competitor with the red belt scores by raising his right hand, which are then registered on the scoreboard in the red square next to his name.

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Last modified: November 14, 2017

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