Brown Belt Requirements

On average, 6 years of training with a minimum of 750 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 shortened the time to brown belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it.

Throws and Takedowns

5 leg throws (doubles, singles, trips)

5 hip throws

5 counters to takedowns

3 combination takedowns (ex. single to double)

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 neck from behind while stationary

One way to defend hand around neck form 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

Passing the Guard

Six different ways to pass guard and get side control/mount

Four ways to open closed guard

Half Guard

Four sweeps from half guard

Three half guard passes

Sweeps

Six different sweeps from closed guard

Six different sweeps from open guard with opponent standing

Four different sweeps from open guard with opponent on one or both knees

Two combination sweeps involving two steps

Two combination sweeps involving three steps

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 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

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

Submission Defenses

Escape from mounted armbar

Escape from guard armbar

One escape from guard cross choke

One escape from 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

Transitions

Four ways to get the opponent’s back

Two ways to get the mount