This is my first attempt to crowd-source some ideas from the blogosphere! I hope some readers will take the time to help. One of my friends and training partners--and a new black belt under Scott Devine--is opening a gym here in Charleston, SC (on James Island). As he gets everything squared away with the space, mats, etc., I have been thinking about the issues I discussed in my earlier posts on the pedagogy of jiu jitsu (see here and here for details). One topic that came up in these earlier posts was the distinction between gyms that have a formal curriculum and those that do not. Because I am convinced that curricula are useful--especially for new students--I am trying to think through the best way to construct a curriculum for the new gym.
So far, I have been making my way through (a) the Gracie Barra fundamentals curriculum, (b) the Gracie University curriculum, and (c) Pedro Sauer's curriculum for white to blue and blue to purple (which I am piecing together from his DVDs). But I want to explore as many good curricula as possible. Whether the focus is self-defense or sport jiu jitsu (or some combination of the two), I am interested in exploring as many approaches to designing a proper curriculum for teaching jiu jitsu as possible. So, if you know where I can find any additional curricula that have been written down and posted online, please share a link! Once I am done writing down the curricula I am already working my way through, I will be posting them here on The Grumpy Grappler. Hopefully, some of you can contribute to this enterprise! If so, thanks in advance!
p.s. I am not just looking and for any and all curricula that have been posted. I can use Google for that! I am looking for curricula that TGG readers think are good ones!