TPLA Achievement system
The TPLA system of lightsaber combat is organized into levels. These are similar to belt rankings but only indicate how far one has progressed through the system. Each level of proficiency is defined by a particular depth of knowledge. One can follow one path through to it’s completion or go through each phase of differing formula at that level. They are as follows:
Student: A student of the Form is one who has demonstrated the foundational knowledge to begin exploring the formula with an informed eye. Students follow the formula closely and try not to deviate from it. Creativity is not a student’s responsibility. It is to explore and understand the message of the formula.
In order to advance in level one must earn achievements in particular orders.