As with any other martial arts organization, there are various degrees and levels within the World Ju-Jitsu Corporation.
The first step is that of Beginner. Over time, the student will advance from the Kyu level to that of Black Belt.
The WJJC is organized as a meritocracy. It has a pyramidal structure and apart from the black belt levels, has in itself further levels of competence and merit.
A Senator is a student who has been taught directly by the founder for more than 15 years.
Such a student wears a special badge that distinguishes him from other students.
A Direct is a student who, after reaching the Black Belt 1st Dan level, can sew on his jacket a special badge for having been a direct student of the founder.