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Purple Belt Test 7/12/2016- List of Candidates and Requirements










Tai Kai Purple Belt Test: Tuesday July 12th, 6:45 PM. 

We will be having a purple belt test 07/12 at 6:45 PM. We need as many people there as possible to help out with some of the demonstrations and to roll with them. We will also be doing some stripes for other belts the same night. Below is the list of candidates and the Purple Belt requirements.

 Jim Jordan

Neal LaPage

Pat Harrington

Pat Sullivan

Tomas Garcia

Rich Damico

Chris Ruiz

Nicholas Newcomb


Purple Belt Test
Self Defense
Demonstrate 10-15 Gracie Self Defense Moves
Demonstrate Guard work against punches
Demonstrate 10 Takedowns (Should include shots and throws)
Demonstrate Proper Guard Pulling to sweeps
Demonstrate 5 Mount Escapes
Demonstrate 4 Side Escapes Plus at least 1 way to escape  Modified Scarfhold(under armpit) and Reverse Scarfhold
Demonstrate 3 Downed Headlock Escapes
Demonstrate 2 Back Escapes
Demonstrate Submission Escapes from: RNC, Kimura, Armbar, Triangle Choke, Guillotine, Footlock, and Heelhook
Guard Passes
Demonstrate 5 Closed Guard Passes
Demonstrate 3 Half Guard Passes
Demonstrate 3 Butterfly Passes
Demonstrate 8-10 Closed Guard Sweeps (This should include multiple sweeps for when the opponent stands)
Demonstrate 3-5 Half Guard Sweeps
Demonstrate 3-5 Butterfly Sweeps
Be prepared to Demonstrate Knowledge of one or more of the many specialty guards of your choice (Spider, Rubber, X, Single X, De La Riva, Reverse De La Riva, Berimbolo, Deep Half, Octopus, Etc.)
Guard:  Triangle, Armbar, Omoplata, Telephone, Kimura, Palm Up/Palm Up Choke, Palm Up/Palm Down Choke, Guillotine, and demonstrate how to chain these together and/or set them up
Mount:  Americana, Armbar, Triangle, Head and Arm (triangle), Palm Up/Palm Up choke, Palm Up/Palm Down Choke, Telephone and demonstrate how to chain these together
Side:  Americana, Kimura, Armbar, Howdy Choke, Baseball Choke (Demonstrate these from Knee on Belly too)
Back:  RNC, Armbar, Lapel Chokes, Bow and Arrow
Leg Locks:  Straight (Achilles) Lock, Heel Hook, Knee Bar
The final phase of the test will be grappling for 45 minutes with all of your peers