Kyu Grades

The Kyu Grade system stands as a distinctive aspect of judo, wherein progression to various colored belts is determined by technical prowess, knowledge, understanding, and a supplementary grasp of Japanese terminology. While the British Judo Kyu grade. system doesn’t mandate contest participation, it does feature a progressively structured randori element based on open skills.

Tailored for judoka aged 14 and older, as well as those between 14 and 17 who already hold a Mon Grade and are transitioning to the next grading scheme, this system is designed for those committed to regular study and training. Typically, a judoka should complete this syllabus in approximately 6-9 years, with exceptionally dedicated individuals achieving this milestone in 4-5 years. Comprising 6 distinct grades, each requiring a different coloured belt, the Kyu system serves as a crucial stepping stone for judoka aiming for the coveted black belt through further study and training.

For the syllabus book please click the link below.

The Kyu Grade Belts

The Kyu Grade System - British Judo Association