View Full Version : BJJ grading syllabus?
04-05-2009, 09:37 AM
I want a few opinions on the the bjj grading syllabus that Gracie Barra,Machado and who ever else use to grade their students.My question. The grading system used is clearly a path to follow and the syllabus is obviously drawn up by highly respected jujitsuka like Renzo Gracie,Higan Machado etc.Would you say that people could use it as a thought out guide to help progression included with perhaps your instructors advice.
Or Like myself do you question your own jujitsu and draw up a list of things you would like to improve on as well as getting advice from your instructors. or comment on other ways you have that to improve your jitsu?
26-06-2011, 05:21 PM
I would say from my personal perspective that it can be used in conjuction with your trainers/instructors advice. This is what i do aswell as our team, yet we also employ the second tactic of rolling with the instructors (we get guest instructors to come in to take the familiarty away sometimes too, so its a completly unkown person who we are rolling with) and pinpointing our weakness for us to build and work on. So my short haha answer to your question is do both you can only get the best out of it..
27-06-2011, 03:33 AM
Some clubs/teams have curricula and some do not.
Some use it as a measuring tool to determine (amongst other things) if someone should get promoted and some do not.
Even within an organisation it may vary dramatically.
30-06-2011, 11:09 AM
At the Labs, we use a rotating TEACHING curriculum. We've never ever use it to grade people, but rather we use it to ensure all grounds are covered on a rotating basis. If we start noticing any general holes in people's skill sets, we make amendments in the curriculum to re-centre the focus. For example, when we noticed that people were struggling a little with passing the half guard so we upped the number of half guard sessions within the curriculum and so forth.
As for the grading, it's done according to skill level against peers. As part of CFS, David Onuma is in charge of our gradings and I'm sure he has other criteria on top of that but I wouldn't think favouring a particular technique or not is part of them. I imagine he looks at how technical your passing is (for example) rahter than which particular technique you use to pass...etc.
30-06-2011, 01:32 PM
I am not remotely interested in a grading syllabus.
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