Grandmaster Bram Frank has always believed “Skill is Rank” …this is why there are no traditional belt ranks for his Modular System. However, there are Instructor and User certifications. If you are in an area where there is not an instructor, you can still learn online. Once you feel you have the material down, you can test with an instructor or GM Frank via Live Stream or through uploaded video for a User Certification.

Each certification is based on a drill or set of drills from GM Frank’s MBC2 System. Anyone can train or become a certified user, membership is not required, See the list below for the certifications. You can pay for the online classes by following the links below.

Core Level Certifications

There are 8 Core Level certifications. Two levels for each of the 4 main modular drills. You must start with 1-4-12 Level 1 and complete an additional Core Level 1 certification before working on the additional certifications.

  • 1-4-12 Level 1
  • 1-2-2 Level 1
  • 2-3-12 Level 1
  • 5-2-4 Level 1
  • 1-4-12 Level 2
  • 1-2-2 Level 2
  • 2-3-12 Level 2
  • 5-2-4 Level 2

Additional Certifications

These are your interrupts related to the above core drills. These can be completed in any order.

  • Hubud & Paksao-Lopsao
  • Stirring
  • Slash & Cover
  • 5-6-7 / 5-7-6
  • Passing
  • Closed 2 Matrix
  • 5 Entries


Testing can be virtual or live and in person. If you are learning virtually, you may submit a link to a YouTube video, or live via Messenger Video, Skype, FaceTime, or Google Duo. This may be with GM Frank or a designated instructor. Or you may wait to test with GM Frank, live at a seminar.

If you are training with an instructor, they may be eligible to certify you themselves, or you may wait to test with GM Frank, live at a seminar.

Certification fees are $25 per certification and are good for 3 years.

Pay for Testing