GRADING SYLLABUS

Learn about the high technical standards expected for the different grades within our organisation.

Our Grading Syllabus
With some of Judo's core values being based on the phrase 'maximum efficiency with minimum effort', good technique is paramount. This is why there are high technical standards expected for each grade within the organisation. Through the progression of the belts, you will not only be expected to learn the new techniques for your belt but you will also be required to improve and perfect techniques from the lower grades.
  • Junior Syllabus (Under 16s)
  • Senior Syllabus (16+)
  • Dan Grade (Contest)
  • Nage No Kata
  • Katame No Kata

Ushiro Ukemi (Rear or backward breakfall)
Yuko Ukemi (Side breakfall)
Jigari Ukemi (Rolling breakfall)
Mae Ukemi (Forward breakfall)

Basic understanding of requirements for grips, throws, groundwork and submission techniques
Ukemi (Breakfalls)
Ippon Seoi Nage (One arm shoulder throw)
O Goshi (Major hip throw)
O Uchi Gari (Major inner reap)
Kesa Gatame (Scarf hold)
Yoko Shiho Gatame (Side four quarter hold)

Basic escapes from:
Kesa Gatame
Yoko Shiho Gatame

Refereeing terms and signals:
Hajime (Begin)
Matte (Wait, stop)
Rei (Bow)
Tai Otoshi (Body drop)
O Soto Gari (Major outer reap)
Ko Uchi Gari (Minor inner reap)
Koshi Guruma (Hip wheel)
Kata Gatame (Shoulder hold)
Kami Shiho Gatame (Upper four quarter hold)
Kuzure Kesa Gatame (Broken scarf hold)

Basic escapes from Kami Shiho Gatame
Basic avoidence of throws, forward and rear

Refereeing terms and signals:
Osae Komi (Holding)
Toketa (Hold broken)
Ippon (Full point)
Uki Goshi (Floating hip throw)
Seoi Otoshi (Shoulder drop)
Harai Goshi (Sweeping hip throw)
Morote Seoi Nage (Two handed shoulder throw)
Ushiro Kesa Gatame (Reverse scarf hold)
Tate Shiho Gatame (Lateral four quarters hold)
Makura Gesa (Pillow hold)

Basic escapes from between the legs (both positions)
Maintain Osae Komi on an active opponent
Turn over from kneeling position

Refereeing terms and signals:
Waza ari (Near point)
Shido (Note)
Sore made (Contest complete)
Tsuri Komi Goshi (Lift pull hip throw)
Ko Soto Gari (Minor outer reap)
Hiza Guruma (Knee wheel)
De Ashi Barai/Harai (Advancing foot sweep)
Yoko Tomoe Nage (Side stomach throw)
Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame (Broken upper four quarters)
Mune Gatame (Chest hold)
Nami Juji Jime (Normal cross strange)
Ude Gatame (Straight arm lock)
Ude Garami (Entangled arm lock)

Two Kaeshi Waza (Counter techniques)
Two Renraki Waza (Combination techniques)
Basic turnover from prone position

Refereeing terms and signals:
Yuko (Half point)
Chui (Caution)
Sono mama (Freeze, do not move)
O Uchi Mata (Major inner thigh)
Hane Goshi (Spring hip throw)
Ashi Guruma (Leg wheel)
Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi (Propping drawing ankle throw)
Okuri Ashi Barai/Harai (Double foot sweep)
Tani Otoshi (Valley drop)
Waki Gatame (Armpit arm lock)
Ude Hishigi Juji Gatame (Cross arm lock)
Kata Ha Jime (Single wing strange)
Hadaka Jime (Naked strange)
Okuri Eri Jime (Sliding collar strangle)

Three Kaeshi Waza (Counter techniques)
Three Renraku Waza (Combination techniques)

Refereeing terms and signals:
Koka (Quarter point)
Waza Ari Awaseti Ippon (Two near points, ippon)
Keikoku (Warning)
Yoshi (Continue, carry on)
O Guruma (Major wheel)
Harai Tsuri Komi Ashi (Lift pull hip throw)
Sumi Gaeshi (Corner throw)
Uki Waza (Floating throw)
Morote Gari (Two handed reap)
Ryote Jime (Two handed choke)
Ude Hishigi Hiza Gatame (Knee arm lock)
Sankaku Jime (Triangular choke)

Five sets of Nage No Kata (one set per stripe)

Refereeing terms and signals:
Yusei Gachi (Superiority win)
Hansoku Make (Disqualification)
Gachi (Win)
Make (Lose)

Kuzushi Waza (Breaking balance)
Ushiro Ukemi (Rear or backward breakfall)
Yuko Ukemi (Side breakfall)
Jigari Ukemi (Rolling breakfall)
Mae Ukemi (Forward breakfall)

Basic understanding of requirements for grips, throws, groundwork and submission techniques
Ukemi (Breakfalls)
Kuzushi Waza (Breaking balance)
Ippon Seoi Nage (One arm shoulder throw)
O Goshi (Major hip throw)
Ko Uchi Gari (Minor inner reap)
Kesa Gatame (Scarf hold)
Yoko Shiho Gatame (Side four quarter hold)
Ude Garami (Entangled arm lock)
Nami Juji Jime (Normal cross strangle)

Basic escapes from:
Kesa Gatame
Yoko Shiho Gatame

Refereeing terms and signals:
Hajime (Begin)
Matte (Wait, stop)
Rei (Bow)
Uki Goshi (Floating throw)
O Soto Gari (Major outer reap)
O Uchi Gari (Major inner reap)
Koshi Guruma (Hip wheel)
Kata Gatame (Shoulder hold)
Kami Shiho Gatame (Upper four quarters hold)
Kuzure Kesa Gatame (Broken scarf hold)
Ude Gatame (Straight arm lock)
Hadaka Jime (Naked strangle)
Gyaku Juji Jime (Reverse cross strangle)

Basic escapes from Kami Shiho Gatame
Basic avoidance of throws, forward and rear

Refereeing terms and signals:
Osae Komi (Holding)
Toketa (Hold broken)
Ippon (Full point)
Tai Otoshi (Body drop)
Seoi Otoshi (Shoulder drop)
Harai Goshi (Sweeping hip throw)
Morote Seoi Nage (Two handed shoulder throw)
Ushiro Kesa Gatame (Reverse scarf hold)
Tate Shiho Gatame (Lateral four quarters hold)
Makura Gesa (Pillow hold)
Ude Hishigi Jiji Gatame (Cross arm lock)
Waki Gatame (Armpit arm lock)
Okuri Eri Jime (Sliding collar strangle)

Escapes from between the legs (Both positions)
Maintain Osae Komi on an active opponent
Turn over active opponent from kneeling position

Refereeing terms and signals:
Shido (Note)
Waza Ari (Near point)
Sore Made (Contest complete)
Tsuri Komi Goshi (Lift pull hip throw)
Ko Soto Gari (Minor outer reap)
Hiza Guruma (Knee wheel)
De Ashi Barai/Harai (Advancing foot sweep)
Yoko Tomoe Nage (Side stomach throw)
Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame (Broken upper four quarters)
Mune Gatame (Chest hold)
Kata Ha Jime (Single wing strangle)
Gyaku Juji Jime (Reverse cross strangle)
Ude Hishigi Hiza Gatame (Knee arm lock)

Turn over active opponent from prone position
Two Kaeshi Waza (Counter techniques)
Two Renraku Waza (Conbination techniques)

Refereeing terms and signals:
Yuko (Half point)
Chui (Caution)
Sono Mama (Freeze, do not move)
O Uchi Gari (Major inner thigh)
Hane Goshi (Spring hip throw)
O Guruma (Major wheel)
Harai Tsuri Komi Ashi (Lift pull foot sweep)
Okuri Ashi Barai/Harai (Double foot sweep)
Tani Otoshi (Valley drop)
Morote Gari (Two handed reap)
Sankaku Jime (Triangular choke)
Ryote Jime (Two handed choke)
Hadaka Jime (Naked strangle)

Three Kaeshi Waza (Counter techniques)
Three Renraku Waza (Combination techniques)
Three sets of Nage No Kata

Refereeing terms and signals:
Yoshi (Carry on)
Koka (Quarter point)
Waza Ari Awasete Ippon (Two near points, ippon)
Keikoku (Warning)

Pass Level I (Basic) Referee's Course
Demonstrate 30 Techniques
Demonstrate 6 Renraku Waza
Demonstrate Nage No Kata
Demonstrate 20 Techniques Of Examiner's Choice
Demonstrate 6 Renraku Waza (3 Linked Techniques)
Demonstrate Katame No Kata
Pass Level II (Regional) Referee's Course
Demonstrate 6 Renraku Waza (3 Linked Techniques inc. 3 Of Examiner's Choice)
Demonstrate Kaeshi Kata
Demonstrate Nage No Kata
Demonstrate Katame No Kata
Demonstrate Kaeshi Kata
Demonstrate 9 Renraku Waza (3 Linked Techniques inc. 6 Of Examiner's Choice)
Pass Level III (National) Referee's Course
Demonstrate Kime No Kata or Ju No Kata
Demonstrate 12 Renraku Waza (3 Linked Techniques inc. 9 Of Examiner's Choice)

Uki Otoshi (Floating drop)
Seoi Nage (Shoulder throw)
Kata Guruma (Shoulder wheel)
Uki Goshi (Floating hip throw)
Harai Goshi (Sweeping hip throw)
Tsuri Komi Goshi (Lift pull hip throw)
Okuri Ashi Barai (Double foot sweep)
Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi (Supporting foot lift pull throw)
Uchi Mata (Inner thigh throw)
Tomoe Nage (Stomach throw)
Ura Nage (Back throw)
Sumi Gaeshi (Corner throw)
Yoko Gake (Side hook)
Yoko Guruma (Side seperation)
Uki Waza (Floating throw)

Kesa Gatame (Scarf hold)
Kata Gatame (Shoulder hold)
Kami Shiho Gatame (Upper four quarters hold)
Yoko Shiho Gatame (Side four quarters hold)
Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame (Broken upper four quarters hold)
Kata Juji Jime (Half cross strangle)
Hadaka Jime (Naked strangle)
Okuri Eri Jime (Sliding collar strangle)
Kata Ha Jime (Single wing strangle)
Gyaku Juji Jime (Reverse cross strangle)
Ude Garami (Entangled armlock)
Ude Hishigi Juji Gatame (Cross armlock)
Ude Hishigi Ude Gatame (Straight armlock)
Ude Hishigi Hiza Gatame (Knee armlock)
Ashi Garami (Entangled leglock)