WHAT IS GRADING?
This is the process of examination that enables the judoka to move slowly through the different skills set out by the governing body of the sport to develop their level of judo expertise.
The grading system has four elements: Fundamental skills, Performance skills, Personal choice and Terminology.
Each judoka will be examined at their particular grade level. On passing the required elements of the grade, the judoka gains a ‘stripe’ on their belt to show their level of achievement. (These are known as MON’s, and for red belts, they are indicated by a yellow piece of material, about 20mm in width, stitched around the end of the belt) When they achieve three stripes, the next level is a different colour belt; after which they continue with the three stripe system; or achieve a new coloured belt in the Irish Judo Syllabus.
Be aware that progression in Judo is based on a good technical knowledge and a good performance level in all skills. This means that progression through the grades for children is much slower than other arts.
JUDO ACADEMY GRADING COSTS 2019
Under 12 years is £10
13-17 years is £15
Over 18 years is £20
(An up to date Full license is required to complete a grading.)
1. KNOW THE RULES & TERMINOLOGY (WORDS)
2. KNOW THE THROWING PRINCIPLES
3. READ ABOUT THE THROWS AND HOLDS
DOWNLOAD THE RELEVANT GRADING SYLLABUS BELOW
NI Judo Grading Syllabus Irish Judo Grading Syllabus
4. PICTURE GUIDE TO THE THROWS AND HOLDS
DOWNLOAD THE RELEVANT LEARNING CARDS BELOW!
5. LEARN TO TIE YOUR BELT
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