I have been at the grading end of the mat for about six years now. In our association there is a syllabus which is constantly being adapted/upgraded. There are certain set pieces which must be performed on the day and there is an opportunity for techniques of one's own choice.
I cannot speak for others on the grading panel, but I look for understanding, flow and confidence. I expect the techniques to get sharper the further up the grades you go.
Last edited by Jim ashby : 09-21-2002 at 07:10 AM.