COMBATSOMBO GRADING SYLLABUS

 

Student Grades

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Falling Techniques/Breakfalls

1

2

3

4

5

6

Striking Techniques

1

2

3

4

5

6

Kicking & Stamping Techniques

1

2

3

4

5

6

Throws

4

6

8

10

12

15

Takedowns

 

 

1

2

3

4

Joint Locks

1

3

6

8

10

12

Strangles/Chokes

1

2

5

4

5

6

Holds on Ground

1

3

5

7

8

9

Counter/Combination Throws

1

3

5

7

8

9

 

Master Grades

1st Degree

2nd Degree

3rd Degree

4th Degree

Falling Techniques/Breakfalls

7

8

9

10

Striking Techniques

7

8

9

10

Kicking & Stamping Techniques

7

8

9

10

Throws

20

25

30

35

Takedowns

5

6

7

8

Joint Locks

18

20

22

24

Strangles/Chokes

7

8

9

10

Holds on Ground

10

12

14

16

Counter/Combination Throws

10

12

14

16

 All Grades must show their competence at wrestling and sparring. All Grades must be physically fit to participate. Blocks, parries and avoidance techniques must be used at all levels.

Unlike other Self Defence where you are taught a specific technique per attack, CombatSombo give you basic techniques which the students can use in numerous defences, i.e. learning a Major Hip Throw correctly is the fore runner of many Self Defence manoeuvres, This way CombatSombo comes a more practical system quicker. Students are encouraged to learn how to use weapons not as a means of aggression but as a means of defence "If you know how to use a weapon, you will know how to defend against it"   

When grading the examiner may ask " You have demonstrated the techniques now demonstrate the move as a means of Defence, always follow the CombatSombo Philosophy"

Master Grades wear Black Belts with red tabs. Master Grades must hold a minimum of CombatSombo Instructor, other coaching awards can be recognised. 5th & 6th Degree are for long active service, they must hold a minimum of 3rd Degree in CombatSombo Wrestling, Black Belt with Red Blocks.

GrandMaster awarded by CombatSombo International.

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 BSFA 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
Hip Throws 1 2 3 4 4 5 7
Shoulder Throws     1 1 2 3 4
Throws using Hands     1 2 3 4 5
Leg Throws 2 4 5 6 8 9 10
Sacrificial Throws       1 2 3 5
Winding Throws     1 2 3 4 5
Ground Holds 1 2 3 4 5 6 8
Leg, Locks 1 2 3 4 5 6 9
Arm,  Elbow Locks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Break falls 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Combination Throws   1 2 3 4 5 7
Counter Throws   1 2 3 4 5 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

CombatSombo Submission Wrestling Belt Promotion Syllabus

With or Without Jacket

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 ( 11 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. 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

  1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 1st Degree
Hip Throws 1 2 3 4 4 5 7
Shoulder Throws     1 1 2 3 4
Throws using Hands     1 2 3 4 5
Leg Throws 2 4 5 6 8 9 10
Sacrificial Throws       1 2 3 5
Winding Throws     1 2 3 4 5
Ground Holds 1 3 4 6 8 10 12
Leg, Ankle, Knee Locks 1 3 3 5 6 8 10
Strangles, chokes,  1 3 3 5 6 8 10
Arm, Wrist, Elbow Locks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Breakfalls 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Combination Throws   1 2 3 4 5 7
Counter Throws   1 2 3 4 5 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 5 6 8 10

Summary  BCSA CombatSombo Wrestling Rules:

Total Victory:

Submission by Strangle, Choke, Arm lock, Leg Lock (Standing or on the ground)

Throwing your opponent on his back and you remain standing.

 

Points Victory:

12pt margin i.e. 12 pts to Nil. Match finishes

Highest Score at end of time.

 

Throws can score 4pts, 2pts and 1pt

Hold down (Pin) 10 seconds 2pts 20 seconds 4pts. Maximum Pins 4pts

 

Matches will be 3 minutes for 8 years to 11 years, 4 minutes 12,13,14,15, years, 5 minutes 16 years and above.

NO Submissions for 8 years to 11 years


On entering groundwork competitors must show progress to reach a pin position or be in a submission position. Once the painful hold signal is given they have 1 minute to gain the submission.


Wrestling boots optional

Equipment for CombatSombo Wrestling Leotard or Shorts Rugby Shorts length no Beach Styles shorts Colour Red and Blue Wrestling boots optional