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Fri, Feb 24


United Jiu Jitsu

United Jiu Jitsu Winter Graduation 2023

A demonstration and celebration event complete with a graduation ceremony for UJJ students who earned their new ranks.

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United Jiu Jitsu Winter Graduation 2023
United Jiu Jitsu Winter Graduation 2023

Time & Location

Feb 24, 2023, 5:45 PM – Feb 25, 2023, 7:00 PM

United Jiu Jitsu, 2055 White Bear Ave Suite 100, Maplewood, MN 55109, USA


About the event

This event is open to the public. Feel free to invite friends and family. It would be best to tell us how many people you will be bringing so we can plan to have seating for guests. Pictures and videos are allowed.

All UJJ students are welcomed and encouraged to attend the graduation. Plus Coach loves to have a picture with the whole team in it. Graduates should arrive early if they need to stretch or practice. All students must bring sandals and should bring water. 

Video about Graduation Requirements

Only United Jiu Jitsu uniforms (Gi) are to be worn by participating and graduating students. Failure to do so may result in inability to graduate during this graduation.


Beginner level students need to have completed earning their stripes in class. Advanced level students need to have completed their required repetitions of a chosen technique. All students wanting to be promoted will need to be prepared to demonstrate their required graduation material listed below. 

Pay the Grad Fee

The grad fee helps UJJ provide quality instruction and service to our students. We appreciate your support! This can be paid via: emailed Invoice; Venmo SHRiser;; Cash or check brought to the school. The Grad Fee is due on the appropriate graduation date.

Your Grad Fee Amount

  • Receiving a New Belt Promotion: $15.00
  • Receiving a Stripe Promotion: $5.00

Wear and Bring

  • An Official United Jiu Jitsu Blue Gi (Uniform) failure to wear this will result in not graduating
  • Sandals, or something similar to wear when not on the mats
  • Water (water is available to purchase)
  • Grad Fee (unless already paid)

Demonstrate the Graduation Material


White through Candidate Blue Belt

  • Six Self-Defenses
  • Three threads from their belt level

Advanced Belt

  • Six Self-Defenses
  • Student's Self-Created Thread


White through Grey-Black Belts

  • Three Self-Defenses
  • Final (from their belt level)

Advanced Belts

  • Six Self-Defenses
  • Student's Self-Created Final 


Training (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sparring)


  • You can find self-defense videos on the UJJ Video page under UJJ Free Instructional Videos.
  • You can find curriculum PDFs and Videos on these pages

Contact Professor Riser if you have any questions at or mesage me on the app 

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  • 5 minutes

    Graduation introduction

  • 10 minutes

    Self-defense demonstration

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