BUDOKWAI SENIOR JUDO GRADINGS FOR 2014

All Gradings are held on the final Sunday of the month. There are no Gradings, however in August or December:

The Grading fee is 20.00

Please bring your licence with you.

National Judo Gradings for seniors are held on the last Sunday of every month (except in the months of August and December) by the Chairman Peter Blewett.

GRADING STRUCTURE

After completion of the Beginners Course students are encouraged to attend a grading. The grading structure is as follows;

9th Kyu

Yellow Belt

8th Kyu

Orange Belt

(Lower)

7th Kyu

Orange Belt

(Upper)

6th Kyu

Green Belt

(Lower)

5th Kyu

Green Belt

(Upper)

4th Kyu

Blue Belt

(Lower)

3th Kyu

Blue Belt

(Upper)

2nd Kyu

Brown Belt

(Lower)

1st Kyu

Brown Belt

(Upper)

1st Dan

Balck Belt

8th Kyu-2nd Kyu inclusive are allowed to enter a grading every 56 days. 1st Kyu and above can grade once a month. The Dan gradings at the Budokwai are National Gradings and operate outside normal time limits.

Dan Grades (Black Belts) are graded 1st-5th Dan. Honorary grades 6th-10th Dan are awarded by the national governing body and European Judo Union.
The grading requirements involves both theory and contest elements both of which are catered for on the day but competitors are normally expected to complete the theory before the contest section.

BUDOKWAI JUNIOR JUDO GRADINGS

Midi and Junior members have the option to grade on the following dates, at the discretion of their instructors:

All must obtain a BJA Junior Licence in order to grade.

Junior Judokas are graded through Mon grades (unlike adults who are graded through Kyu grades). At a junior level the highest grade you can achieve is 18th Mon (Brown belt) where upon you must wait until you are 16 years of age till you can grade towards your 1st Dan (Black belt). At this stage you will enter the adult grading schemed.

Novice 6th Mon (Yellow Belt+ 3 red stripes) Judoka are graded in class time as these grades are based solely on theory and technique. Once you are over 6th Mon you will attend separate gradings held at the Budokwai which are based on a combination of theory and Randori.

The Belt system goes as follows:

1st mon -

Red belt

+ 1 yellow stripe

2nd mon -

Red belt

+ 2 yellow stripes

3rd mon-

Red belt

+ 3 yellow stripes

4th mon-

Yellow belt

+ 1 yellow stripe

5th mon-

Yellow belt

+ 2 yellow stripes

6th mon-

Yellow belt

+ 3 yellow stripes

7th mon-

Orange belt

+ 1 yellow stripe

8th mon-

Orange belt

+ 2 yellow stripes

9th mon-

Orange belt

+ 3 yellow stripes

10th mon-

Green belt

+ 1 yellow stripe

11th mon-

Green belt

+ 2 yellow stripes

12th mon-

Green belt

+ 3 yellow stripes

13th mon-

Blue belt

+ 1 yellow stripe

14th mon-

Blue belt

+ 2 yellow stripes

15th mon-

Blue belt

+ 3 yellow stripes

16th mon-

Brown belt

+ 1 yellow stripe

17th mon-

Brown belt

+ 2 yellow stripes

18th mon-

Brown belt

+ 3 yellow stripes