Basic Requirements

Required to earn Green

9 - 12

  • All newly introduced ne-waza skills and techniques must be demonstrated; of the 10 new nage-waza 8 must be performed in motion. At least 2 combination techniques from each group 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. Judo In the World. Games used in judo for development of certain judo skills. Basic competition terminology;
  • Preferably one year of practice but a minimum of 90 classes, as an orange and orange/green belt before the grading for green belt should be allowed;
  • Continuous respectful treatment of instructors, peers and respect of dojo rules.
  • Fitness goals: 17 full push-ups; 30 sit-ups; 30 burpees;
  • For grading to 3rd kyu (Green), the child must be a minimum of 10 years old;

12 - 16

  • All newly introduced ne-waza skills and techniques must be demonstrated; of the 10 new nage-waza 8 must be performed in motion. 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;
  • Preferably one year of practice but a minimum of 48 classes as a yellow belt and yellow/orange before the grading for orange belt should be allowed;
  • Continuous respectful treatment of peers and respect of dojo rules;
  • Fitness goals: 12 full push-ups; 25 sit-ups; 25 burpees;

Over 17

  • All newly introduced ne-waza skills and techniques must be demonstrated; of the 10 new nage-waza 10 must be performed in motion. At least 3 combination techniques from each group 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 in the World. Games used in judo for development of certain judo skills. Competition rules and terminology;
  • A minimum of 40 classes, as an orange belt before the grading for green belt should be allowed;
  • Continuous respectful treatment of instructors, peers and respect of dojo rules;
  • Fitness goals: 30 full push-ups; 45sit-ups; 27 burpees 1 minute;

Technical Requirements

Nage-Waza - Throwing Techniques

  • Harai Goshi - Sweeping Hip Throw
  • Kata Guruma - Shoulder Wheel
  • Uki Otoshi - Floating Drop
  • Tani Otoshi - Valley Drop
  • Tsurikomi Goshi - Lifting and Pulling Hip Throw
  • Sode Tsurikomi Goshi - Sleeve Lifting and Pulling Hip Throw
  • Hiza Guruma - Knee Wheel
  • Sukui Nage - Scooping Throw
  • Tomoe Nage - Circle Throw
  • Uki Waza - Floating Technique
  • Osoto Guruma - Major Outer Wheel

Ne-Waza - Ground Techniques

  • Kata Gatame - Shoulder Hold
  • Ushiro Kesa Gatame - Reverse Scarf Hold
  • Hadaka Jime - Rear Naked Strangle (13 and Over)
  • Kataha Jime - Single Wing Strangle (13 and Over)
  • Okuri Eri Jime - Sliding Collar Strangle (13 and Over)
  • Sode Guruma Jime - Sleeve Wheel Strangle (13 and Over)
  • Ude Garami - Entangled Arm Lock / Figure Four Arm Lock (13 and Over)
  • Ude Hishigi Ude Gatame -  Arm Lock (13 and Over)
  • Waki Gatame - Armpit Lock (13 and Over)

Ukemi - Break-falls

  • Zempo Ukemi - Forward Rolling Break-fall
  • Koho Ukemi - Back Break-fall
  • Yoko Ukemi - Side Break-fall