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Tai Kai Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt Requirements

Here are the current Blue Belt requirements for Tai-Kai Jiu-Jitsu. Thanks to Professor Sugure for the much needed kickstart and help to get these requirements going.

Blue Belt Requirements


Ukemi-Rolls & Falls

Rolls (Front/Back) Falls (Back, Side, Front, Rolling)

Basic Movements/Positions

Base, Shrimp, Bridge, Bridge to Knees, Guard Replacement Roll (Granby Roll)
Mount control (swim, “spiderhands”, Modified mount, take the back, remount)
Guard control (Guard swim, Under/Over hooks, armdrag, take back, punch block series)
Side control (Standard, Kesa, 500 Kilos, Reverse Kesa, Knee on Belly, North South)
Clinch Control (Pummel) Gripfighting (Hand/wrist control, armdrag, 2 on 1)
Back Control (Take the back, Hooks, Seatbelt, Side/side, Flattening out, Remount)

Self Defense

Standing up Properly (“Masters Lift”)
Front Bear Hug (Arms Over)
Double Leg Defense (Knee & Guillotine)
Front Bear Hug (Arms Under)
Standing Headlock (Bent F & B)
Standing Headlock w Punches
Standing Guillotine (Takedown&Sit)
Standing Rear Choke
Defense Against Right Hook
Rear Choke (Posture Broke Back)
Wrist Grab (Palm Up & Palm Down)
2 Handed Front Choke (Basic & Throw)
2 Handed Wrist Grab
Single Lapel Grab (To Back)
Double Lapel Grab (Hands Together)
Shoulder Grab (Bent & Straight)
Rear Bear Hug (Arms In)
1 Hand Throat Grab (Armlock)
Rear Bear Hug (Arms Out)
Double Lapel Grab (Hands Apart)
Guard Pull
Punch Block Series (1-5)


Mount Escapes

Upa (Hand on throat)
Upa (Arm Under Head or In Collar)
Shrimp/Elbow Escape
Foot Over/Foot Under Shrimp Escape
Knees In/Butterfly

Side Escapes

Go to Knees (Single Leg)
Shrimp to Butterfly

Headlock Escapes(Ground)

Frame Escape (Leg Over)
Hooks Escape
Bridge and Roll
To Knees

Back Escape

The Basic
Pass the Arm Over
Wrong-Side Bridge and Elbow Push
Opponents Feet Crossed

Knee on Belly

Hip Push and Shrimp to Ankle Pick
Ankle Push to Half Guard

Submission (Escapes)

Guard Arm Bar (Stack)
Top Arm Bar (Running Escape)
Guard Guillotine (Head down Butt up)
Triangle (Bully Escape & Technical)

Guard Passes

Closed Guard

Double Underhook
Over/Under Pass
Single Under (Standing)
(Combat Passes) Knee Slide Pass

Half Guard

101 (Mount and Side)
World’s Pass

Butterfly Guard

Basic Butterfly Pass



Scissor Sweep
Scissor W/Knee Push
Hip Heist
Butterfly/Hook (Elevator)

Guard-Opponent Stands

Double Ankle
Hook/Tripod Sweep
Sickle Sweep
Push Sweep(double Ankle with feet in hips)

Half Guard

Guard Replacement
Take The back from half Guard
Put in one hook butterfly sweep


Rear Takedown(Sit and Roll)
Osoto Gari
Body Fold
Single Leg (Run the Pipe)
Double Leg (Leg Trip/Cut the Corner)
Inside Leg Trip
Hip Toss
Arm Throw/ Seoi nage
Guard Pull/Sweep
Leg Hook Takedown



Collar Choke Palm Up/ Palm Up
Collar Choke Palm Up/ Palm Down
Arm Triangle
Armbar (Arm Under Leg/Foot on Hip)
Transition from Armbar/Triangle/Omoplata


Standard Armbar
Collar Choke Palm Up/Palm Down
S-Mount to Armbar
Collar Choke Palm Up/ Palm Up

Side Control

Straight Armlock
Arm Triangle


Rear Naked Choke
Sliding Collar Choke
Single Wing Choke