Who are the Kyu Grades for?

The Kyu Grade system is aimed at judoka 14 years and older as well as those who are between 14 and 17 years of age who already hold a Mon Grade and are converting to the next grading scheme.
Judoka who are over the age of 18 will automatically start on the Kyu Grade system.

How does the Kyu Grade System work?

Judoka follow a progressive study of techniques detailed in the Kyu Grade syllabus and attempt promotion to the next grade at regular intervals. These promotions are called gradings.

During a grading judoka are required to know the common English names and meaning of all Japanese terminology used for the grade they are being graded for. They are also required to practically demonstrate techniques required for that grading. Where appropriate they must also be able to discuss their reasons for their choice of technique, grip etc.

As judoka progress through the Kyu Grade system the practical situation and examination process in which they demonstrate the required techniques becomes more stringent and greater in depth.

What are the belts in the Kyu Grade system?

There are 6 different grades contained within the Kyu system, which each grade requiring a different coloured belt.


Judoka that have completed the Kyu Grade system are able to study and train for the coveted black belt available in the British Judo’s Dan Grade system.

Am I too old to start Judo?
NO, never!  Senior Judo is the sport at its purest, throws, holds, chokes, strangles and arm locks. It has it all. There are so many new skills to be learnt, and these skills can be learnt at any age.
A senior judoka's path is not that much different from a juniors other than there is more to learn over a shorter grading syllabus. 
With judo being the predessor of the now fashionable Brazilian Ju-juitsu our senior class is ideal for BJJ students to come and polish their takedown and transition skills.

Our senior class is ideal for both novices and experienced players to come and practice. With plenty of mat space there's enough room for every ability.



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