Adding Custom Links to your Profile

We know lots of you have your own athlete pages or even your own website. So we wanted to make sure that you can feature more than just your social media links. Now there is a place to add sites that showcase you and your martial arts journey.

Custom Links

To update your list of custom links, just edit your profile and click on the Links section. You can add anything from your sponsors, more social media, a site your video library, or whatever you see fit to showcase who you are as a martial artist.

Link Location

Once you’ve added a new link, it will show up in your profile right next to your social channels. We’re going to keep adding features to help you improve your presence on the Beltchecker sites and show the world the martial artist that you are. If you have any ideas, let us know.

Beginning to Bring the Family Together

We’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes lately on the entire family of sites. One of the things that we know is important for martial artists to be able to show off their entire catalog of skills. So as we continue to add Beltchecker sites (Judo, Jiujitsu, Luta Livre, etc), we have added the ability to share profiles between sites.

All Profiles in One Place

Our faithful webmaster is a bit a of a ninja as you can see. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t one too. As we continue to add more sites, you can continue to show off your prowess.

If you are practicing more than one discipline, just register for each site of a discipline that you practice. Make sure you get verified. Then, on each site, edit your profile, navigate to the section called, “Social media & other sites” and add the link to your profile(s) in the correct box. This profile link should look something like: https://www.beltchecker.com/profile.php?id=8675309

Edit Profile => Social media and other sites

Keep checking back with us as we continue to build out the network of sites. We’ll keep adding features to help you showcase the great (or even just on your way to greatness) martial artist that you really are.

Podium Pictures as Proof

One of the main reasons Beltchecker exists is for community validation. What better way to show everyone you are as good as you are besides actually showing them in a competition. It’s easy to say you won, but a picture is worth a thousand words. So we’ve added the ability to keep pictures of your competition success directly in your profile.

When you are updating your list of competition medals, just click on the “Choose File” button to add your podium shot, medal pic, or whatever proof you’d like.

Instructional Video Library

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new instructional video library.

If you’re an instructor with instructional videos hosted on YouTube, you can add them to your profile. They’ll be listed both on your profile and on the general instructional videos page. People can also search by title, category, and instructor. There is even a simple up/downvote feature. This means that the most liked videos will be displayed more often and trend more towards the top of the list.

Check out the library here and always feel free to add your videos or suggest improvements.

A Place For BJJ Events

If you are anything like the rest of us, you are constantly wondering when the next BJJ event is. It could be a tournament. It could be a camp. It could be a seminar. It could just be a dream where you actually perform at your best.

Other than that last one, we at Beltchecker have you covered. We’ve recently added a new feature that will allow you to see what BJJ events are going on near you (or not near you if you like to travel).

It’s still in the early stages but we think it can already be pretty useful. Obviously we want to avoid it turning into Facebook’s events section, where there are a million things posted, tons of half-empty stuff and it’s such a mess that nobody ever looks at them. So we have a few things to try and keep the content high quality and focused.

  • Only fully verified profiles can create an event and they will be listed on the event page.
  • An event must be properly filled out (image, information etc.) before it can be published
  • Users can set their RVSP on an event and participating users are listed
  • Events you are attending will be shown directly on your profile
  • All users can give event posts a thumbs up or thumbs down. This score—combined with how many participants are confirmed—will determine how visible the event will be on the site. An event with a high score will be listed higher, whereas one with a low score (or lower trust rating) will be almost invisible.
  • Each events automatically gets its own forum that is only accessible by it’s confirmed participants
  • Shortcut URLs are supported for each event

You can list, search for, or create an event by clicking Events in the main menu (https://beltchecker.com/events.php).

You can see a sample event on www.beltchecker.com/event/zencamp2020

Feel free to add some events if you’re hosting anything or even just events that you know are happening.

User Short URLs

Have you ever wanted your own short URL to jiujitsu profile. We have too. So we built it.

Now it’s possible for users and academies to claim shortcut URLs. For example, my original profile link is https://www.belthchecker.com/profile.php?id=8675309. Now my profile link can just be https://www.beltchecker.com/u/jenny.

These shortcuts are available on a first come, first served basis. Get them while they are hot.

BJJ Academy Management

If you own a martial arts school and think academy management software is a problem, we might be able to help. We’ve created some software to ensure that your students have an experience that befits a BJJ school. For more information on using the Beltchecker Academy management portal, please reach out.

We’re always updating and improving it. So if you have any features you’d like to see added, drop us a note in the forums.

Vietnamese and Italian

Today we’ve added 2 new languages, Vietnamese and Italian.

Thanks to Dang Nhu Ngoc, our lone Vietnamese translator for all the hard work.

As for Italian, it was a group effort. Shout outs to the following folks:

We’re adding new languages as soon as we have the translators and they have the time.

Beltchecker is run by a community of volunteers and we’re always looking for support. If you’d like to be a translator, moderator, or developer, please reach out.