What is the difference between a Basic Pass and a Recommended Pass?

In any SAFD skills proficiency test or renewal, you can pass with either a basic pass or a recommended pass. A basic pass is given to students who demonstrate technical proficiency with the weapon, while creating a sense of tension and the illusion of danger. A recommended pass is awarded to students who do all of the above, but perform with a strong sense of character and demonstrate a high level of acting and performing technique.