Bishops Stortford Judo Gradings
2019 Club Grading Dates
BJA Sho, Mon and Kyu grading charges are included in your monthly club fees.
Please ensure that your BJA membership is kept in date, if this expires you are ineligible for gradings, remember to bring your BJA record book to club gradings.
British Judo Association Grading System
Promotion within the BJA Mon and Kyu grade system is based on technical ability, knowledge and understanding, together with Japanese terminology and supplementary knowledge.
With regular study and training, the junior judoka should be able to complete the Mon grade syllabus and attain the grade of 18th Mon (Brown Belt) by the age of 17 (a dedicated judoka may complete it as early as 15 years of age). The senior judoka should be able to complete the Kyu syllabus and attain the grade of 1st Kyu (Brown Belt) in approximately five years.
Judoka follow a progressive study of techniques detailed in the BJA Mon/Kyu Grade syllabus and attempt promotion to the next grade at regular intervals. These promotions are called gradings.
During a grading judoka are required to know the common English names and meaning of all Japanese terminology used for the grade they are being graded for. They are also required to practically demonstrate techniques required for that grading. Where appropriate they must also be able to discuss their reasons for their choice of technique, grip etc.
It is expected that the judoka follows the Recommended Competition and Randori Program as detailed in the BJA grading syllabus and has attained appropriate levels of achievement for each colour belt.
As judoka progress through the BJA Mon/Kyu Grade system the practical situation and examination process in which they demonstrate the required techniques becomes more stringent and greater in depth.
Gradings are usually carried out at the club the judoka is based at by a British Judo licensed Coach.
BJA Grading Syllabus
BJA Grading Resources
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