Grading 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 2020
1. An up to date Full license is required to complete a grading.
2. Gocardless is set up as a one off payment and should be done for each child.
1. KNOW THE RULES & TERMINOLOGY (WORDS)
Abridged Contest Rules
2. KNOW THE THROWING PRINCIPLES
3. READ ABOUT THE THROWS AND HOLDS
NI Judo Grading Syllabus
NI Judo Federation Junior Mon Grade syllabus
NI Judo Federation Senior Kyu Grade syllabus
Irish Judo Grading Syllabus
Irish Judo Association Grading syllabus
4. PICTURE & VIDEO GUIDE TO THE THROWS AND HOLDS
Red Belt Poster
Yellow Belt Poster
Orange Belt Poster
Green Belt Poster
Blue Belt Poster
Brown Belt Poster
5. THE MORAL CODE OF JUDO