How can I get more information about joining the Association?
You can put your details in any of the ‘opt in boxes’ on the Association site or you can send an email directly to [email protected] or [email protected] and we will get back to you right away. We can send you a full comprehensive list of all the Benefits and Requirements involved in becoming a Drysdale JJ Affiliate and we are happy to answer any specific questions you may have.
What are the steps involved in joining up?
You will need to provide information about your academy and the head instructor of the BJJ program regarding his/her ranking and previous training/teaching experience.
In order to be eligible for the association you will need to meet Professor Robert Drysdale in person either at the Las Vegas Headquarters or through a seminar. We welcome all visitors and will do our best to make you feel at home.
In order to join the association you must be approved by Professor Robert Drysdale.
What happens after I join the Association?
Once the Drysdale JJ Association Agreement forms have been completed, signed and send back, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits that the association has to offer including exclusive access to the Virtual Learning Center which contains almost 350 techniques from white to brown belt . We will also add you on our listings on our various media outlets and websites.
Can I give my students and friends my Username and Password so they can view the Virtual Learning Center?
All the information on the site including the Virtual Learning Center is strictly confidential and only for the head instructor and/or the academy owner. The information is aimed at the INSTRUCTOR in order to help develop and grow their school – not the student. All affiliates are to sign a Confidentially Agreement form to protect the information.
How do I order Drysdale JJ merchandise online?
Please log in the Association site and select the products you wish to purchase. Upon checkout your details will be on file for you to purchase and the option for the 20% discount will be available. We will then ship the order out with the week and contact you for shipping costs.
Can my students order online and get the discount?
The affiliate discount is only for the owner of the academy who is purchasing Drysdale JJ merchandise for his/her school. The discount is provided so that all school owners can generate some additional revenue through sales. In order to get the discount, the owner much log in with his/her Username and Password which is confidential.
I want to join the Association but I am only a white belt?
The representative instructor must be a minimum of a blue belt to become a Drysdale JJ Official Associate School. The head instructor will have access to the virtual curriculum which will provide him/her with all the information necessary in preparation for a blue belt.
Robert Drysdale will be able to test the instructor and if all the required standard for promotion have been met, the instructor will be awarded a blue belt at that time. Once these steps are completed you can be a Drysdale JJ Official Association Representative.
How long does it take to get my blue belt?
It depends on your current level and how much previous training/experience you have had. Professor Robert Drysdale does not jsut hand out belts. Each and every individual is personally assessed. Our aim is to maintain the highest standard of BJJ amongst the instructors and students throughout all the Affiliate schools.
What else does Robert require of me other than learning the moves from the curriculum?
Simply learning the moves from the curriculum is not enough. Professor Robert Drysdale has to see that you understand the concept of BJJ and to know where and how andwhen to apply the techniques. Mat time is the most important thing in earning any belt. He encourages all students to spend as much time as possible on the mat learning BJJ in all its aspects to develop depth in understanding.
How is the monthly fee paid?
The monthly fee is paid through our billing system via auto debit whereby you will be charged on the 1st of every month.
Are there any additional fees involved other than the monthly fee?
No. There are no joining fees or additional fees. All affiliates are only charge the monthly fee.
How do my students get graded?
By Joining the Association you have access to Professor Robert Drysdale - one of the highest caliber and most reputable BJJ practitioners in the World to personally grade your students. Only Professor Robert Drysdale can award belts unless the instructor is already a black belt who can award blue belts. All instructors can stripe their students.
Robert Drysdale or a Drysdale JJ representative instructor will perform a belt test if requested and once the student passes he/she is awarded a belt and an Official Drysdale JJ belt Certificate.
How do I book a seminar with Professor Robert Drysdale?
Please view the icon titled SEMINARS and add your information in the ‘opt in box’ provided or alternatively you can contact [email protected]