The mat is a core part of the new Dan 2.0 system. It is used for collecting community judgment on non-lockpicking points, including new blackbelt applications.
Earning Dan Points “on the mat” can also be accomplished completing projects within the following Disciplines.
Safe Lock Manipulation
You can also nominate others to receive points through:
Exceptional Knowledge of Locks
Completed projects will be submitted for a vote in the black belt community in “The Mat” channel to place them within the tier structure for that discipline. The generic tier point structure is below. Some Disciplines may have less tiers and/or less point value based on their relative difficulty.
Tier 0: 0 Points – Unworthy
Tier 1: 5 points – Novice
Tier 2: 10 points – Apprentice
Tier 3: 20 points – Journeyman
Tier 4: 34 points – Expert
Tier 5: 50 points – Mastery
To submit completed projects for placement in the respective Discipline Tier:
- Assemble any relevant information, pictures, video links, etc. in PDF format and submit to a moderator to be shared with the black belt community in “The Mat” channel.
- That moderator will place it in the channel along with an @Black Belt mention as soon as possible so long as there aren’t already several votes taking place.
- If you hate being pinged. Change your settings. This is necessary to ensure each project is seen.
- All Black Belt members will have 5 days from post time to vote using number emoji’s 0 thru 5. If two or more Tiers are tied, the vote will round up to the highest Tier.
- After 5 days a moderator will close out the vote by posting the result of the vote and confirming the point value of that project.
- The submitter can then use that point value and date/time to enter the project into their tab of the Dan Sheet. You should also add a link to that post to make it easier for fact checkers.
Those who emote anything other than a number to represent a Tier will forfeit their vote. Repeated offenses will result in suspension of access to the channel.
The following is an archive of projects;
|Project Title:||Discipline:||Tier||More Info|
|Instructional Picking Videos||Picking Instruction||3||More Info|
|DD Picks, Dimple Pick handles, DD Pick Cases, Prog pinning Cases||Pick Making||5||More Info|
|Disc Detainer Lock Picking Tools||Tool Manufacturing||5||More Info|
|Handmade Winkhaus Cutaway||Cutaway Making||2||More Info|
|Masterlock impression 4 pin||Impressioning||1||More Info|
|S&G 6730||Safe Lock Manipulation||2||More Info|
|Lockwood 245B impression||impressioning||2||More Info|
|Schlage Cutaway KIK||Cutaway Making||1||More Info|
|Challenge Lock Portfolio||Challenge Locks||4||More Info|
|Custom Pick Portfolio and Tutorial||Tool Making||4||More Info|