Brent Hobby, a recent graduate of the Gracie Combatives program has the following advice to offer regarding test preparation.
He advises :
I would urge students to take their time on the techniques portion and to focus on polishing every detail of the individual techniques.
Show conviction on everything especially the submissions.
Ironically, I received the most deductions on side mount which I thought was my best position so don't overlook drilling your favorite positions.
Watching the GU test samples with Ryron and Rener helped me me greatly as it is a concise way to view the order and proper demonstration of the techniques.
I felt the evaluators graded the test fairly and I do not consider it an easy test at all.
Brent is an excellent training partner, always doing the moves with control and safety as his priority.