We are firm believers in the benefits of conducting belt promotion tests (definitely not a given for all Jiu-Jitsu academies). We take it a big step further and even conduct stripe promotion tests. We have clearly defined and progressional requirements for each stripe and belt promotion so students are fully aware of what it takes to advance in rank.
Stripe and belt promotions allow students to understand the importance of goal setting (both short and long-term) and serve as a visual way to recognize their dedication and accomplishment. Also, by having specific requirements for each rank, students develop true confidence by understanding just how deep their Jiu-Jitsu knowledge and ability is becoming.