As an affiliate of the British Judo Association, our club adopts the BJA grading system, offering a structured pathway for the progression of our members. Participants will receive invitations to club gradings when their coaches determine that they are prepared for advancement, usually encouraging grading every 4 to 6 months. This assessment takes into account factors such as regular attendance, a positive training attitude, advancements in randori, and performance outcomes in contests.

Kindly bring your BJA record book to club gradings, and it is essential to maintain an up-to-date BJA membership. If you are interest and haven’t been grading in a while, please let one of our senior coaches know at your next training session.

The syllabus routes

In the grading assessment, judoka will be requested to showcase the techniques outlined in the BJA syllabus, incorporate some personally chosen techniques, and exhibit a comprehension of judo terminology. There is a tailored grading syllabus for three different age groups with a Dan Grade theory to finish. Check out each of the routes below.

Sho Grades

5-7 years old

Mon Grades

8-17 years old

Kyu Grades

14+ years

The Grades

Welcome to the rich and colorful world of Judo, where the journey of skill and mastery is marked by the symbolic progression through graded belts. Each belt represents not just a level of technical proficiency but a profound understanding of the principles, discipline, and dedication intrinsic to the art of Judo. As practitioners ascend through the graded belts, they embark on a transformative journey, honing not only their physical prowess but also embodying the core values that define this ancient martial art. Join us as we explore the significance and milestones associated with each graded belt in the vibrant tapestry of Judo.

The British Judo Belt System