Basic Requirements

Required to earn Orange

Under 9 

  • All newly introduced ne-waza skills and techniques must be demonstrated; of the 10 new nage-waza 7 must be performed in motion. Chosen goshi-waza and seoi-nage must be performed to the right and left. Random choice of four 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 60 classes as a yellow and yellow/orange belt before the grading for orange belt should be allowed;
  • Respectful treatment of peers and respect of dojo rules;
  • Fitness goals: 10 full push-ups; 20 sit-ups; 20 burpees;
  • For grading to 4th kyu (orange), the child must be a minimum of 8 years old;

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. 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;

13 - 16

  • All newly introduced ne-waza skills and techniques must be demonstrated; of the 10 new nage-waza 9 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 48 classes as a yellow and yellow/orange belt before the grading for orange belt should be allowed;
  • Continuous respectful treatment of instructors and peers and respect of dojo rules. Knowledge of basic competition terminology;
  • Fitness goals: 15 full push-ups; 30 sit-ups; 20 burpees in 1 minute;

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. 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;
  • A minimum of 40 classes before the grading for orange belt should be allowed;
  • Continuous respectful treatment of instructors, peers and respect of dojo rules; Knowledge of basic competition terminology;
  • Fitness goals: 20 full push-ups; 35 sit-ups; 22 burpees in 1 minute;

 

Technical Requirements

Nage-Waza - Throwing Techniques

  • Morote Seoi Nage - Double Arm Shoulder Throw
  • O Goshi - Major Hip Throw
  • Tsuri Goshi - Lifting Hip Throw
  • Koshi Guruma - Hip Wheel
  • Sode Tsuri Komi Goshi - Sleeve Lifting and Pulling Hip Throw
  • Sasae Tsurikomi Ashi - Propping and Drawing Ankle Throw
  • Tsubame Gaeshi - Swallow Counter
  • Okuri Ashi Barai - Foot Sweep
  • Kosoto Gake - Minor Outer Hook
  • Kouchi Gake - Minor Inner Hook

Ne-Waza - Ground Techniques

  • Kami Shiho Gatame - Upper Four Corner Hold with Escape
  • Tate Shiho Gatame - Straight Four Corner Hold with Escape
  • Nami Juji Jime - Normal Cross Strangle (13 and Up)
  • Gyaku Juji Jime - Reverse Cross Strangle (13 and Up)
  • Kata Juji Jime - Half Cross Strangle (13 and Up)
  • Juji Gatame - Cross Armlock (13 and Up)

Ukemi - Break-falls

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