BLUE belt test?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Jeremy Henderson, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Jeremy Henderson

    Jeremy Henderson Amateur Fighter

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    I was just curious to see what different schools require as far as testing for BLUE belt? I have seen some need som many hours, some need to know X amount of teqniques, and some just promote when they feel like thay are ready. I was wanting to know if people would post their curriqulem, so we can see all the different ways and teqniqes required at different schools!
     
  2. MagicWand

    MagicWand Purple Belt

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    spar in front of carlson, display technique from all positions, get your belt
     
  3. ClubberLange

    ClubberLange Green Belt

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    I just got mine thrown to me at the end of a class once.
    I guess it's because I was holding my own against most of the blues.
     
  4. mogway

    mogway Blue Belt

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    Same here, I got mine after only 8 months of bjj. I was also holding my own against the other blues and beating the newer blues. No test at all. Just a beating, running the gauntlet
     
  5. Jeremy Henderson

    Jeremy Henderson Amateur Fighter

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    serima Green Belt

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    In our gym there is no belt tests, the insturctor lock's our sparring and the he gives the belt
     
  7. Ænima

    Ænima Blue Belt

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    I have the impression this is usual in BJJ. But i think the students training in scools under Roy Harris has some formal tests aswell. Atleast for high belt gradings. Not 100% sure how this works.
     
  8. minimagpro

    minimagpro Purple Belt

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    my school runs the belt testing

    i strongly disagree with it because we have luiz palhares come down every 3 months to give us a seminar. He has a huge list of techniques and asks what you are testing for, and then he tells you to show him a bunch of stuff

    this imo is a terrible way to promote because what if I am on a off day? he doesnt see me tapping everyone else, he just see's me tired/hungover/sick and so I dont get promoted

    I am thinking about attending some seminars and getting promoted somewhere else because as much as I love Luiz and ive been with him for a while, I just dont like the way that he does the testing
     
  9. dutchmasterj3

    dutchmasterj3 Blue Belt

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    When the instructor gives you the belt, you get it
     
  10. Commissar

    Commissar Gold Belt

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    I doubt another instructor will promote you. There's more to promotion than skill. Loyalty, respect, etc... are also great points to remember. And it's not very respectful leaving your school in search for an instructor who will promote you.
     
  11. Enron Exec.

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    No test its just given when your instructor feels you deserve one
     
  12. kingofallbacks

    kingofallbacks What Would King Back Do?

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    I am sorry but that is weak. There should be a test. A test to me is McDojo-ish. Knowing and being able to do those things are 2 different things. I can do pretty much almost 98% of the BJJ moves I know on white belts but it doesnt mean Im gonna get a Purple for it
     
  14. kingofallbacks

    kingofallbacks What Would King Back Do?

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    call it weak if you want, but do you know who jacare is?? if you do, then you must know that he has produced some of the best in the world and his tests are not weak.
     
  15. Enron Exec.

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    You know anyone who will say no to $$$$ ?
     
  16. Doctor Anomalo

    Doctor Anomalo Blue Belt

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    i can envision tests being needed when the instructor cannot promote (being a lower belt). thus someone else will have to promote you (maybe the instructor's instructor) and that person probably hasn't seen you beat up on all the blues in class (since he only comes around every so often). a belt test will help that person determine if you are up to par (but he should also factor in the recommendation of your instructor).
     
  17. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Rickson's school requires very formal testing. It involves a combination of technique demonstration and explanation together with live sparring. The blue belt test involving 6 guys total took 4-1/2 hours and was very grueling. He gives the syllabus to each person taking the test in advance, and varies slightly from it from time to time. It's quite rigorous at each belt level, I assure you.
     
  18. Jeremy Henderson

    Jeremy Henderson Amateur Fighter

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    Can you give an example of what Rickson does?
     
  19. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    An example would be he calls you out onto the mat with one other guy and you put the other guy in guard. You are told to explain and demonstrate 5 submissions from the guard position. Later in the test, you may be required to start in that closed guard position and try to submit, while your opponent is told to pass your closed guard. That live sparring might go on for 3 minutes in each different position. Each guy taking the test has to do the same drill.

    The syllabus listed about 40 different things you have to know or do during the blue belt test.
     
  20. TJS

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    No official test at mine just a ceremony.
     

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