Adult Grading Syllabus

Gracie Elite Jiu-Jitsu

Adult Grading Syllabus

Gracie Elite Jiu-Jitsu

Adult Grading Requirements

white belt

White Belt

blue belt

Blue Belt

purple belt

Purple Belt

brown belt

Brown Belt

black belt

Black Belt Belt

Pre Requirements:

  • 2 Takedowns
  • 4 Sweeps (Reversals) from Guard Position
  • 2 Chokes from Guard Position
  • 2 Arm locks from Guard Position
  • 2 Chokes from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
  • 2 Arm locks from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
  • 2 Submissions from the Back Control
  • 2 Guard Passes on top of guard position
  • 1 Escapes from Side Control
  • 1 Escape from Mount
  • 2 Escapes from Headlock (On Ground)\
  • Self Defence
  • Stand on base
  • Single Handed Wrist Grab – Thumb Up
  • Single Handed Wrist Grab – Thumb Down
  • Two Handed Wrist Grab
  • Defence against two-handed strangle
  • Defence against front bear hug over arms
  • Defence against front bear hug under arms
  • Defence against standing headlock – Holding Only
  • Defence against standing headlock – Holding & Hitting

Pre Requirements:

  • 4 Takedowns
  • 6 Sweeps (Reversals) from Guard Position
  • 4 Chokes from Guard Position
  • 4 Armlocks Locks from Guard Position
  • 4 Chokes from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
  • 4 Armlocks from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
  • 4 Submissions from the Back Control
  • 4 Guard Passes on top of the guard position
  • 2 Escapes from Side Control
  • 2 Escapes from Mount
  • 1 Escape from Knee on the belly
  • 3 Escapes from Headlock (On Ground)
  • Self Defence
  • Blue Belt Self Defence, plus:
  • Single Handed Collar Grab
  • Defence against rear bear hug over arms
  • Defence against rear bear hug underarms
  • Standing Choke from behind
  • Standing Choke & Drag from behind
  • Defence against Standing Guillotine

Pre Requirements:

  • 8 Takedowns
  • 8 Sweeps (Reversals) from Guard Position
  • 8 Chokes from Guard Position
  • 8 Arm locks from Guard Position
  • 8 Chokes from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
  • 8 Arm locks from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
  • 6 Submissions from the Back Control
  • 8 Guard Passes on top of the guard position
  • 4 Leg Locks
  • 4 Escapes from Side Control
  • 4 Escapes from Mount
  • 2 Escape from Knee on the belly
  • 4 Escapes from Headlock (On Ground)
  • Self Defence
  • Blue & Purple Belt Self Defence, plus:
  • Sucker Punch Defence
  • Front Kick Defence
  • Defence against Shoulder grab from the side (Arm Bent)
  • Defence against Shoulder grab from the side (Arm Straight)
  • Defence against Hair/Throat Grab
  • Defence against Single Lapel Grab

Pre Requirements:

  • 10 Takedowns
  • 10 Sweeps (Reversals) from Guard Position
  • 10 Chokes from Guard Position
  • 10 Arm locks from Guard Position
  • 10 Chokes from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
  • 10 Arm locks from top position (Mount, Side Control, Knee on the Belly, etc)
  • 8 Submissions from the Back Control
  • 10 Guard Passes on top of the guard position
  • 6 Leg Locks
  • 4 Escapes from Side Control
  • 4 Escapes from Mount
  • 2 Escape from Knee on the belly
  • 4 Escapes from Headlock (On Ground)
    Self Defence
  • All Self Defence from Blue to Brown, plus:
  • Defence against Straight Knife Thrust
  • Defence against Overhand Knife Stab
  • Knife Attack from Behind – Blade Tip against Neck
  • Knife Attack from Behind – Blade Edge Against Neck
  • Overhead Club Attack