Basic Requirements

Required to earn Blue

12 - 16

  • All newly introduced ne-waza skills and techniques must be demonstrated; of the 11 new nage-waza 9 must be performed in motion. At least 3 combination techniques from each group including the connection from tachi- to ne-waza and counter techniques must be demonstrated. Chosen goshi-waza and seoi-nage must be performed to the right and left. Random choice of techniques from the previous grade;
  • Knowledge of Judo origin and history – basics - where, when, who, why, from what, Judo in Canada and Judo in the World. Games used in judo for development of certain judo skills. Competition rules and terminology;
  • A minimum of 72 practices, as a green belt before the grading for blue belt should be allowed;
  • Continuous respectful treatment of instructors, peers and respect of dojo rules;
  • Fitness goals: 35 full push-ups; 50 sit-ups; 40 burpees or 25 in 1 minute;
  • For grading to 2 nd kyu (Blue), the child must be a minimum of 12 years old;

Over 17

  • All newly introduced ne-waza skills and techniques must be demonstrated; of the 11 new nage-waza 11 must be performed in motion. At least 3 combination techniques from each group including the connection from tachi- to ne-waza and counter techniques must be demonstrated. Chosen goshi-waza and seoi-nage must be performed to the right and left;
  • Random choice of techniques from the previous grade;
  • Knowledge of Judo origin and history – basics - where, when, who, why, from what, Judo in Canada and Judo in the World. Games used in judo for development of certain judo skills. Competition rules and terminology. Nage-no-kata – theoretical knowledge of this form;
  • A minimum of 72 classes, as a green belt before the grading for blue belt should be allowed;
  • Continuous respectful treatment of instructors and peers and respect of dojo rules; 
  • Fitness goals: 40 full push-ups; 50 sit-ups; 29 burpees 1 minute;

Technical Requirements

Nage-Waza - Throwing Techniques

  • Uchi Mata - Inner Thigh Reaping Throw
  • Hane Goshi - Hip Spring
  • Ushiro Goshi - Reverse Hip Throw
  • Ashi Guruma - Leg Wheel
  • Harai Tsurikomi Ashi - Lifting and Pulling Foot Sweep
  • Morote Gari - Two Hands Reap / Double Leg Takedown
  • Hikkomi Gaeshi - Pulling Down Sacrifice Throw
  • Sumi Gaeshi - Croner Reversal
  • Kuchiki Taoshi - One Hand Drop
  • Kibisu Gaeshi - Heel Trip / Ankle Pick
  • Ouchi Gaeshi - Large Inner Reaping Throw Counter

Ne-Waza - Ground Techniques

  • Ryote Jime - Two Hands Strangle
  • Tsukkomi Jime - Thrusting Strangle
  • Hiza Gatame - Knee Arm Bar
  • Sankaku Jime - Triangle Strangle/Choke