Blue Belt Requirements

On average, 10 to 14 months of training with a minimum of 100 to 120 classes plus 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.

Throws and Takedowns

One leg throw

Two hip throws

Two double legs

One single leg

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

Passing the Guard

Three different ways to pass the guard and get side control

Half-Guard

One sweep from the half-guard

One half-guard pass

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 opponent standing

Two different ways to sweep your opponent with on one or both knees

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

Submissions

Three from the mount

One double attack

Three from the side-mount

Two from the back

Two from knee in the belly

Four from the guard

Submission Defense

Escape from mounted armbar
Escape from guard armbar
One escape from guard cross choke
One escape from straight ankle lock
One way to escape triangle choke