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PANCRASE Mixed Martial Arts 

 

 

Pancrase MMA Logo

 

Belt Ranks

Black Belt Degrees

 

 

"Modern Martial Arts With Traditional Values"

 

 

Pancrase Mixed Martial Arts belt rank and degree recipients have demonstrated a high proficiency in many of the world's most effective fighting arts  (Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, No-Gi Submission Grappling, Boxing, Thai Kickboxing, etc.). 

 

Each recipient has been tested and demonstrated the ability to combine these techniques into an effective fighting system for self-defense and/or competition.

 

 

* Belt rank testing and certifications are conducted by Pancrase Black Belts.

 

* The PANCRASE PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE advises, helps to determine rank promotion criteria, provides oversight and maintains high standards and ethics.

 

* The PANCRASE COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE administers the issuance of belt ranks, black belt degrees, instructor, coach, trainer, and fight officials' certifications and licensing.  Commissioners provide oversight at sanctioned events to insure fighter safety, compliance with regulations and sportsmanship.

 

 


 

 

 Adult Belt Ranks

 

 White Belt:

Beginner level, then advancing 1st through 4th stripe

 

 Blue Belt:

Intermediate level, then advancing 1st through 4th stripe

 

 Purple Belt:

Advanced-Intermediate level, then 1st through 4th stripe

 

 Brown Belt:

Advanced level,  then 1st through 4th stripe. Recipients must be 18 years or older

 

 

 

 Black Belt Degrees 

 

 Black Belt:

1st degree - Expert Level. Black Belts recipients must be 18 years or older.

 

 Black Belt:

2nd degree - Instructor of Mixed Martial Arts.

 

 Black Belt:

3rd, 4th degree - Professor of Mixed Martial Arts

5th, 6th degree - Senior Professor of Mixed Martial Arts

 

 Black Belt:

7th, 8th degree - Master of Mixed Martial Arts (recipients may wear Black Belt or Black/Red Belt)

 

 Black Belt:

9th, 10th degree - Grand Master of Mixed Martial Arts (recipients may wear Red or Black Belt)

   

 

Belt images by J.D. Collins

 

 

 

 Average Time To Achieve Belt Rank With Consistent Training 

 

Pancrase Martial Artists who display exceptional abilities or distinguish themselves through competition, additional training or other accomplishments may be promoted at an accelerated rate.

 

 

White Belt:

1 year to achieve 4th stripe ranking

 

Blue Belt:

1 to 2 years

 

Purple Belt:

3 to 5 years 

 

Brown Belt:

6 to 8 years 

 

Black Belt l: 

8 to 10 years to achieve first degree

 

 

 

 Active Black Belts Are Considered For Promotion As Follows 

 

Black Belt l - 5:

1st to 5th degree - eligible for promotion every three (3) years.

 

Black Belt 5 - 7:

5th to 7th degree - eligible for promotion every five (5) years. 

 

Black Belt 7 - 9:

7th to 9th degree - eligible for promotion every seven (7) years.

 

Black Belt 9 - 10:

9th to 10th degree  - eligible for promotion after ten (10) years.

 

 

 

 Certifications are awarded in four categories 

 

Fighter:     

Recipient has competed in Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Sambo or Submission Grappling type competitions.

 

Self-Defense:

Police and military applications, personal protection, recreational.

 

Technical:

Instructor, Coach, Trainer, Cornerman, Referee, Judge.

 

Honorary:

Recipient has made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of Pancrase Martial Arts.

 

 

 

 

Welcome To The World's Most Exclusive Martial Artists!


CERTIFIED BELT RANK HOLDERS

BLACK BELT DEGREE RECIPIENTS


 

 

 

8th Degree Black Belt Recipients

Master of Mixed Martial Arts

Awarded December 1, 2004

Master Ricardo Murgel (BR/USA)

Pancrase Deputy Commissioner, Fighter

Master Ricardo Murgel

8th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Master

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricardo_Murgel

 

 

 

 

 

7th Degree Black Belt Recipients

Master of Mixed Martial Arts

Awarded June 1, 2011

Master Sheldon Marr (USA)

Instructor, Referee, Fighter, Olympian

Master Sheldon Marr

Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee

 

 

 

 

 

5th Degree Black Belt Recipients

Professor of Mixed Martial Arts

Awarded November 01, 2014

Professor Billy Hendricks (USA)

Instructor, Referee, Fighter

4th deg. awarded 10-25.2011

3rd deg. awarded 08-01-2007

2nd deg. awarded 03-13-2001

1st deg. awarded 11-02-1998

 

 

 

 

 

4th Degree Black Belt Recipients

Professor of Mixed Martial Arts

Awarded November 01, 2014

Maj. (USMC Ret.) Jerry Roeder (USA)

Fighter, Instructor

Professor Jerry Roeder

3rd deg. awarded 10-25-2011

2nd deg. awarded 10-19-2008

1st deg. awarded 01-02-2000

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Degree Black Belt Recipients

Professor of Mixed Martial Arts

Awarded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Degree Black Belt Recipients

Instructor of Mixed Martial Arts

Awarded January 30, 2016 Awarded November 1, 2014

Awarded April 01, 2013

Awarded March 13, 2001

Enrique Watson (USA)

Instructor, Fighter

Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

Black Belt  awarded  6-30-2012 

James Wright (USA)

Instructor, Fighter

Pancrase Black Belt James Wright

Black Belt awarded 06-01-2011

Brown Belt awarded 01-09-2010

Purple Belt awarded 10-27-2007

Blue Belt awarded 02-03-2005

Wright's Martial Arts

Luigi Fioravanti (USA)

"The  Itialian Tank"

UFC Fighter, Instructor

1st Deg. Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 

Nathan Marquardt (USA)

"The Great"

7X King of Pancrase, UFC Fighter, Instructor 

2nd Deg Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Pancrase Black Belt ll Nate Marquardt

1st deg. awarded 11-02-98

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Degree Black Belt Recipients

Expert - Mixed Martial Arts

 

Awarded October 17, 2015

Awarded December 22, 2012

Awarded August 1, 2004

 

Jeff Morris (USA)

Fighter

Brown Belt Awarded 07-20-2013

Purple Belt awarded 06-27-2011

Blue Belt awarded 04-04-2011

Jeffrey Malott (USA)

Technical / Referee / Judge

Tyrone Lynch  (JPN)

Honorary

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Awarded January 1, 2001

Awarded January 2, 2000

Awarded January 2, 2000

Awarded January 2, 2000

Alister McNiven (USA)

Honorary Coach

Craig Johnson (USA)

Fighter, Coach

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Larry Parker (USA)

Fighter

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Ron Waterman (USA)

Fighter

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Brown Belt Recipients

  Awarded July 29, 2016 Awarded July 01, 2015

Awarded November 01, 2014

 

 

 

John Suniga (USA)

Fighter

Purple belt awarded 03-30-2014

Blue Belt awarded 04-01-2012

Chaz Valentine (USA)

Fighter

Chase Owens (USA)
Fighter

Purple Belt awarded October 26, 2011

Blue Belt awarded 10-12-2009

 

Awarded March 23, 2014

Awarded November 12, 2013

Awarded August 16, 2010

Awarded November 22, 2008

Ryan Sutton (USA)

Fighter

ryan sutton pancrase brown belt

SFC Jeffery W. Duncan Jr. (USA)

Fighter

Jarrod Card (USA)

Fighter

 

Purple Belt awarded 06-30-2009

Blue Belt awarded 01-19-2009

Brian Mendez (USA)

Fighter

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Purple Belt Recipients

Awarded 07-22-2016 Awarded September 6, 2015 Awarded November 9, 2014 Awarded September 27, 2014

James Bridger (USA)

Fighter

 

Blue belt awarded 06-30-2012

Derick Lambert (USA)

Fighter

 

Nate Feldman (USA)

Fighter

Red Tab Coach 11-09-2014

Blue belt awarded 09-30-2012

Benjamin Guillot (USA)

Fighter

Red Tab Coach 11-09-2014

Blue belt awarded  04-01-2012

 

Awarded August 05, 2014 Awarded March 20, 2014 Awarded November 12, 2013 Awarded September 12, 2012

James Jordan (USA)

Fighter

Blue belt awarded 03-20-2014

Jeff Huston (USA)

Fighter

Blue Belt awarded 04-01-2012

SFC Jesse M. Thorton Sr. (USA)

Fighter

John Powers (USA)

Fighter

Blue Belt awarded 11-03-2008

 

Awarded April 1, 2012 Awarded April 1, 2012 Awarded March 3, 2012 Awarded January 9, 2012

Thomas Kuback (USA)

Fighter

Ed Raimo (USA)

Fighter

Nate Cary (USA)

Fighter

nate cary pancrase mma purple belt

Blue Belt awarded  01-29-2009

James Boyette (USA)

Fighter

Blue Belt awarded 08-16-2010

 

Awarded January 9, 2010

Awarded October 15, 2008

Awarded October 12, 2007

Awarded November 29, 2004

James Bigford (USA)

Fighter

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Blue Belt awarded 04-22-2008

Hanme Clark (USA)

Fighter

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Blue Belt awarded 03-12-2007

Kris Tuller (USA)

Fighter, Coach

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Blue Belt awarded 10-10-2005

Kenneth Romero (USA)

Fighter, Referee

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Awarded March 23, 2014

 

 

 

 

Blue Belt Recipients

 

       
   

 

 

   

 

 

Awarded October 18, 2015 Awarded September 26, 2015 Awarded September 26, 2015 Awarded September 10, 2015

Kyle Davis (USA)

Fighter

Nohelia Guillot (USA)

Fighter

Willian Ramos (USA)

Fighter

Andren Bellamy (USA)

Fighter

 

 

Awarded September 6, 2015 Awarded April 23-2015 Awarded May 26, 2015 Awarded May 26, 2015
Shane Hazelwood (USA)

Fighter

Richard Caruso (USA)

Fighter

 Patrick Leonard (USA)

Fighter

Jessi Kennedy (USA)

Fighter

 

 

Awarded May 26, 2015 Awarded May 18, 2015 Awarded May 18, 2015 Awarded May 18, 2015
Jared McCraw (USA)

Fighter

Kyle Odom (USA)

Fighter

Aaron Klein (USA)

Fighter

Shawn Snyder (USA)

Fighter

 

 

Awarded May 18, 2015 Awarded May 18, 2015 Awarded March 28, 2015 Awarded March 28, 2015
Frankie Heinen (USA)

Fighter

Jamie Tharnish (USA)

Fighter

Francisco Martinez Jr. (USA)

Fighter

Erich Schneider (USA)

Fighter

 

Awarded March 28, 2015 Awarded March 23, 2014 Awarded February 8, 2014 Awarded June 15, 2013

Jose Perez (USA)

 

Stacy Bacon (USA)

Fighter

Sean Thomas (USA)

Fighter

Colten Carmack (USA)

Fighter

 

  Awarded December 17, 2012 Awarded April 1, 2012 Awarded April 1, 2012
 

Tobin Zdarko (USA)

Self Defense

Frank Phisowski (USA)

Fighter

Jeptha Jay Johnson (USA)

Fighter

 

Awarded April 1, 2012 Awarded April 1, 2012 Awarded April 1, 2012 Awarded April 1, 2012

Brandon Malready (USA)

Fighter

 

Joel Collins (USA)

Self Defense

Tony Lynch (USA)

Fighter

Orlando Torres (USA)

Fighter

 

Awarded April 1, 2012 Awarded April 1, 2012 Awarded April 1, 2012 Awarded March 2, 2012

Jordan Dominque (USA)

Self Defense

Jorge Bejarano (USA)

Fighter

Aaron Scott (USA)

Fighter

Brandon Meals (USA)

Fighter

brandon meals pancrase mma blue belt

 

Awarded January 9, 2012 Awarded January 9, 2012

Awarded December 27, 2011

Awarded September 11, 2011

Nick Bilak (USA)

Fighter

Robert Townsley (USA)

Fighter

Matthew Speers (USA)

Self Defense

matt speers pancrase mma blue belt

Jeremy Thomas (USA)

Fighter

 

Awarded June 27, 2011

Awarded April 4, 2011

Awarded December 29, 2010

Awarded August 16, 2010

Ryan Galvan (USA)

Fighter

Kevin Marshburn (USA)

Fighter

Scott Adamcheski (USA)

Self Defense

Marcel Fucci (USA)

Fighter

 

Awarded August 16, 2010

Awarded March 13, 2010

Awarded November 29, 2009

Awarded October 12, 2009

Wilmer Berrio (USA)

Fighter

Jeremy Vlad (USA)

Self Defense

Bo Yurko (USA)

Fighter

Micha Stockton (USA)

Fighter

 

Awarded October 12, 2009

Awarded August 19, 2009

Awarded June 30, 2008

Awarded May 20, 2008

Chase Owens (USA)
Fighter

Amos Collins (USA)

Fighter

Gina Clark (USA)

Self Defense

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John Dunn (USA)

Self Defense

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Awarded April 22, 2008

Awarded April 22, 2008

Awarded July 2, 2007

Awarded March 12, 2007

Anthony Ferro (USA) 

Fighter

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Nick Picard (USA)

Fighter

Matt Gutierrez (USA)

Fighter

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Andy Ellquist (USA)

Fighter

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Awarded March 12, 2007

Awarded March 12, 2007

Awarded November 1, 2005

Awarded November 1, 2005

Aran Gurrera (USA) 

Fighter

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Joe Sigler (USA)

Fighter

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Brandon Cooley (USA)

Fighter
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Camillo Mogollo (USA)

Self Defense

 

Awarded October 10, 2005

Awarded October 10, 2005

Awarded October 10, 2005

Awarded February 3, 2005

J.R. Duart (USA)

Self Defense

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Merced Perez-Hall (USA)

Fighter

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Saath  Vohanh (VN/USA)

Fighter

Luis Leal Contreras (USA)

Self Defense

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Awarded July 1, 2003

Awarded July 1, 2003

Awarded July 1, 2003

Awarded July 1, 2003

Igor Cosic (USA) 

Fighter

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Sandra Gajski (USA)  

Fighter

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Brock Jensen (USA)

Fighter

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Tom Sarah (USA)

Fighter

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Awarded January 1, 2003

Awarded January 1, 2003

Awarded January 1, 2003

Awarded January 1, 2003

Mike Hetrick (USA) 

Fighter

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Marc Menkveld (USA)  

Fighter

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Eduard Smetanin (RU)

Self Defense

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Xan Routh (USA)  

Fighter