Latest update in February 22nd, 2022
Exception - if an athlete wins the gold medal in their belt category at any of the World Youth / World Master / World Pro and has completed the minimum time at their belt they are no longer allowed to compete in any AJP events at that same belt * **.
* If the athlete did not complete the minimum time at that specific belt they can still compete in the same belt division until the day before the next World Youth / World Master / World Pro Championship when it will be mandatory to compete in the next belt division.
** Under AJP regulations, should the coach choose not to graduate the athlete, the Organization allows Wild Card Athletes to fight with their current belt in a higher belt division than their past World Youth / World Master / World Pro results,
i.e. the current Juvenile Blue Belt World Youth Champion must register in the Purple Belt PRO Division (Former adult division). i.e. The current World Pro Purple Belt Champion must register in the Brown Belt Division regardless of his current belt.