Purple Belt Requirements

On average, 3 years of training with a minimum of 360 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 purple belt, while a poor attitude, bad temper, or a lack of common morality outside the school could lengthen it.

Throws and Takedowns

Five leg throws (doubles, singles, trips)

Five hip throws

Five takedown counters

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 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 double collar/lapel grips

Passing the Guard

Five different ways to pass the guard and get side control

Half-Guard

Two sweeps from the half-guard

Three half-guard passes

Sweeps from the Guard

Four different sweeps from closed guard

Four different sweeps from open guard with opponent standing

Two open guard from open guard with opponent on one or both knees

Escapes

Two ways to escape the mount

One way to escape side control

One way to escape side control rolling away from 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

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

Submission Defense

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

Transitions

Four ways to get the opponent’s back

Two ways to get the mount