A key element to Judo is the progression. This progression is performed through gradings with different belt and tab colours denoting your grade. The British Judo Council have a Syllabus to follow for grading students. This is available to download from their website, or for purchase direct from Head Office.
We have produed a series of web pages to help give you an idea of what to expect from a BJC grading. Any videos are demonstrations only and not how to perform a technique or sequence. Your sensei will teach you what you need to know.
Tabs are attached to belts to denote some grades. The following table outlines the grading levels. All Judoka start wearing a plain white belt. To find out what's required to reach each grade, you can click the name of the desired grade.
Tabs should be attached to the end of the belt that does not have the manufacturer label. The first tab should be sewn on approximately 1.5 inches from the end of the belt, then subsequent strips with an 0.5 inch gap. There should only ever be one colour of tab attached at a time.
Primaries (British Judo Council)
|White Belt, Red Tabs|
|White Belt, Orange Tabs|
|White Belt, Green Tabs|
|White Belt, Blue Tabs|
|White Belt, Brown Tabs|
Primaries (Barnet Judo Club)
|Red Belt, White Tabs|
|Red Belt, Yellow Tabs|
|Red Belt, Orange Tabs|
|Red Belt, Green Tabs|
|Red Belt, Blue Tabs|
|Grade||Junior Belt||Youth Belt|