DAY 1 – SKILLS TEST

On average, 2 years of training with a minimum of 360 classes including passing the following test! Belt promotions are always at the discretion of the head instructor. Factors such as above-average class attendance, natural ability, or competing could possibly shorten the time to blue belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it.

  1. Throws and Takedowns
    • One leg throw
    • Two hip throws
    • Two double legs
    • One single leg
  2. Self-Defense
    • One way to defend the guillotine standing up
    • One way to defend the headlock standing
    • One way to defend the headlock on the ground
    • One defense to a slap/punch
  3. Passing the Guard
    • Three different ways to pass the guard and get side control
  4. Half-Guard
    • One sweep from the half-guard
    • One half-guard pass
  5. Sweeps from the Guard
    • Three different ways to sweep your opponent from closed guard
    • Three different ways to sweep your opponent from open guard with the opponent standing
    • Two different ways to sweep your opponent with on one or both knees
  6. Escapes
    • Three ways to escape the mount
    • Two ways to escape from side control
    • One way to escape the rear-mount
    • One way to escape the knee-on-belly
  7. Submissions
    • Three from the mount
    • One double attack
    • Three from the side-mount
    • Two from the back
    • Two from knee on the belly
    • Four from the guard
  8. Submission Defense
    • Escape from mounted armbar
    • Escape from guard armbar
    • One escape from guard cross choke
    • One escape from a straight ankle lock
    • One way to escape triangle choke

DAY 2 – GAUNTLET

  1. Round robin rolls with everyone in the class!

DAY 1 – SKILLS TEST

On average, 2 years of training with a minimum of 360 classes including passing the following test! Belt promotions are always at the discretion of the head instructor. Factors such as above-average class attendance, natural ability, or competing could possibly shorten the time to blue belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it.

  1. Throws and Takedowns
    • Five leg throws (doubles, singles, trips)
    • Five hip throws
    • Five takedown counters
  2. Self-Defense
    • Two ways to defend the guillotine standing up
    • Two ways to defend the headlock standing
    • One way to defend the headlock on the ground
    • One way to defend the guillotine on the ground
    • One way to defend hand around the neck from behind while stationary
    • One way to defend hand around the neck from behind while being pulled back
    • One defense to a slap/punch
    • One defense to front bear hug (double overs)
    • One defense to back bear hug (double overs)
    • One defense to double collar/lapel grips
  3. Passing the Guard
    • Five different ways to pass the guard and get side control
  4. Half-Guard
    • Two sweeps from the half-guard
    • Three half-guard passes
  5. Sweeps from the Guard
    • Four different sweeps from closed guard
    • Four different sweeps from open guard with the opponent standing
    • Two open guards from open guard with an opponent on one or both knees
  6. Escapes
    • Two ways to escape the mount
    • One way to escape side control
    • One way to escape side control rolling away from the opponent
    • Two ways to escape the rear-mount
    • One way to escape the knee-on-belly
    • One way to escape from north-south
    • One way to escape while turtled landing on the top
    • One way to escape while turtled recovering guard
  7. Submissions
    • Five from the mount
    • Two double attacks
    • Thirteen from side control/knee on the belly (at least 3 of which must be from knee on belly)
    • Ten from the guard
    • Four from the back
  8. Submission Defense
    • Escape from mounted armbar
    • Escape from guard armbar
    • One escape from guard cross choke
    • One escape from a straight ankle lock
    • Two ways to escape triangle choke
  9. Transitions
    • Four ways to get the opponent’s back
    • Two ways to get the mount

DAY 2 – GAUNTLET 

  1. Round robin rolls with everyone in the class!

DAY 1 – SKILLS TEST

On average, 2 years of training with a minimum of 360 classes including passing the following test! Belt promotions are always at the discretion of the head instructor. Factors such as above-average class attendance, natural ability, or competing could possibly shorten the time to blue belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it.

  1. Throws and Takedowns
    • 5 leg throws (doubles, singles, trips)
    • 5 hip throws
    • 5 counters to takedowns
    • 3 combination takedowns (ex. single to double)
  2. Self Defense
    • Two ways to defend the guillotine standing up
    • Two ways to defend the headlock standing
    • Two ways to defend the headlock on the ground
    • Two ways to defend the guillotine on the ground
    • One way to defend hand around the neck from behind while stationary
    • One way to defend hand around the neck from behind while being pulled back
    • One defense to a slap/punch
    • One defense to front bear hug (double overs)
    • One defense to back bear hug (double overs)
    • One defense to bear hug (double unders)
    • One defense to double collar/lapel grips
  3. Passing the Guard
    • Six different ways to pass guard and get side control/mount
    • Four ways to open the closed guard
  4. Half Guard
    • Four sweeps from half guard
    • Three half guard passes
  5. Sweeps
    • Six different sweeps from closed guard
    • Six different sweeps from open guard with the opponent standing
    • Four different sweeps from open guard with an opponent on one or both knees
    • Two combination sweeps involving two steps
    • Two combination sweeps involving three steps
  6. Escapes
    • 2 ways to escape the mount
    • 2 ways to escape side control
    • 1 way to escape side control turning on all fours
    • 1 way to escape side control rolling away from the opponent
    • 3 ways to escape from north-south (one of which must be from a north-south with head and arm control)
    • 2 ways to escape the rear mount
    • 2 ways to escape the knee on belly
  7. Submissions
    • 8 attacks from mount (3 must be double attacks)
    • 20 attacks from the guard
    • 7 attacks from the back (3 must be double attacks)
    • 14 side control/knee on the belly attacks (4 must be from knee on belly)
    • 5 two-step attacks from side control
  8. Submission Defenses
    • Escape from mounted armbar
    • Escape from guard armbar
    • One escape from guard cross choke
    • One escape from a straight ankle lock
    • Two ways to escape triangle choke
    • One way to escape clock choke
    • One way to escape kimura lock
    • One way to escape omoplata lock
  9. Transitions
    • Four ways to get the opponent’s back
    • Two ways to get the mount

DAY 2 – GAUNTLET 

  1. Round robin rolls with everyone in the class!

DAY 1 – NO SKILLS TEST

On average, 2 years of training with a minimum of 360 classes! At this point in the student’s BJJ career, this is no need for formal testing. Belt promotions are always at the discretion of the head instructor. Factors such as above-average class attendance, natural ability, or competing could possibly shorten the time to blue belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it.

DAY 2 – NO GAUNTLET