Grading and Kata Board
- Judo BC Grading and Kata Board
- Upcoming Grading and Kata Events
- How to Secure A Judo Canada Passport
- How to Secure Foreign Black Belt Recognition
- Ikkyu / Yudansha Registration Form
- Judo Canada Grading Syllabus and Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Grading?
Judo uses a progression system to promote participants who have attained specific skill and knowledge proficiencies. This progression is tracked using different colours of belts. The progression system is divided in two:
- Kyu Grades (White to Brown)
- Dan Ranks (Black)
For more information please visit http://www.judocanada.org/development/grading-and-kata/
How do I apply for a Judo Canada passport (requirement for black belt grading)?
Apply online here – http://www.judocanada.org/the-canadian-judo-federation/becoming-a-member/
Where can I learn what I need to know for black belt grading?
Talk to your sensei. If you are a brown belt, attend a few kata clinics.
How do I know when I’m ready to grade for my black belt?
Your sensei will let you know when they think you are ready for grading.
My sensei says I’m ready to grade for my Black belt, now I need to know if I have enough points to grade. Where can I find this information?
Have your sensei contact the Judo BC and request your grading forms.
Where can I find out more about the grading requirements?
Click here for the Judo Canada colour belt grading recommendation and here for the Judo Canada National Grading Syllabus
Who keeps track of my points for grading?
Judo BC has a grading database that contains everyone’s records however we depend on individuals and/or senseis to track shiai points. We strongly recommend that individuals track all their judo activities in their Judo Canada passport.