BSF/ESF Sombo Grading syllabus
The first column tells you what techniques are expect as you move along the coloured columns you will see the amount of techniques you are expected to perform between each belt.
The syllabus below is for Adults.
The Junior ( 5 years to 15 years) syllabus is exactly the same but with 3 segments in between each belt
i.e. Red Tabs White Belt would have 3 sections White Belt 1 Tab, White Belt 2 Tabs, White Belt 3 Tabs and so on.
Juniors under 10 years of age are not allowed Leg Locks or Arm Locks.
For Blue Belt and Brown Belt minimum age 14 years.
1st Degree is a Senior Grade with a minimum age of 16 years, when a Junior has reached 16 his Junior Grade will become a Senior Grade
Students can participate in a Competitive Grading this where your competition record and technical ability are taken into account. Technical Grade is where you are examined on your Technical Ability and must be of the highest standard
|White Belt||Yellow Belt||Orange Belt||Green Belt||Blue Belt||Brown Belt||Black Belt|
|1st Grade||2nd Grade||3rd Grade||4th Grade||5th Grade||6th Grade||1st Degree|
|Throws using Hands||1||2||3||4||5|
|Arm, Elbow Locks||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|Throws into Locks||1||2||3||4||5||7|
|Throws into Holds||1||2||3||4||5||6||9|
|Counter to holds and locks||1||2||3||4||5||7|