Curriculum's in Jiu Jitsu schools nowadays are very common. It is a good way for an instructor to motivate their students to show up to training in order to get some more dollar bills. It's a no brainer!
The students have to turn up to training because hey need to learn the curriculum right? BUT is it a good indicator of a students progress? Absolutely not!
Listen to this video of Kit explaining why he thinks that curriculum's are NOT appropriate for Jiu Jitsu and why.
ALSO! Since we're on the topic of progress and improvement. Did you know Kit has an article on The 3 things you need to stop doing NOW for your jiu jitsu to improve? If not then make sure to check that out!