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Kyu (senior) gradings

The Kyu grade system was constructed to give adults a technical challenge whilst they learn the terminology, competitive attitude and understanding that the sport requires. Although there are no contest requirements in the Kyu Grade system there is a progressive tandoori element needed to practice your skills and abilities.

Judoka follow a study of techniques from throwing, hold downs, roll overs, escapes, armlocks, strangles and counter abilities. The students will be required to demonstrate these techniques within a tested environment and elements that cater for you body type and fighting mentality will be added by the United Judo Coaches.

With regular study and training, a student should be able to complete the Kyu Grade system in approximately 6 to 9 years. There are 6 different grades contained within the Kyu grade system, with each grade awarding a different coloured belt. Judoka that have complete this route are then able to train for their British Judo Dan Grade.

The Kyu Grade Syllabus
Video Tutorials
The BJA Judo Kyu Grade System