6th Kyu: For all students

The following grading syllabus is structured for all candidates going from Red Belt to White Belt. The grading requirements are divided into three sections.

The syllabus is designed so that the student works to the fundamental principles of Judo, reinforcing a strong structured foundation which will help them to build on. Both instructor and student will sign each level of examination; this will be evidence that the student and teacher have covered the necessary grading requirements.

All adult and children beginners will start Judo wearing a full red belt. This will identify to everyone that they are of novice level.

Week One / level 1

  • Explanation of Judo etiquette
  • Understand and explain the reason for warm up/down
  • Understand and explain Kuzushi (breaking opponents balance)
  • Understand the traditional normal sleeve hold
  • Demonstrate all Ukemi Waza
  • Show how and when you submit
  • Terminology: Rei, Hajime, Matte, Dojo

Week two / Level 2

  • Explain the basic principal of judo
  • Demonstrate Suri Ashi (Sliding)
  • Demonstrate Tsukuri (Floating)
  • Demonstrate Uchikomi
  • Demonstrate any one hold down
  • Terminology: Uchikomi, Judo, Tatame, Sensei, Mukuso

Week Three / Level 3

  • Demonstrate general movement on the mat
  • Demonstrate any Standing technique using suri ashi and the use of Tsukuri
  • Demonstrate Kake (body contact)
  • Show how Uke receives throws
  • Explain prohibited acts
  • Terminology: Ippon, Wazari , Koka, Uko, Soremade

Successful candidates completing the induction course will be awarded the grade of 6th Kyu White Belt. Unsuccessful candidates will continue to practice until the instructor feels that he/she fully understands, and is able to complete all the fundamental principals which are requested.