Grades

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)

GradeBelt
White Belt, Red Tabs
White Belt, Orange Tabs
White Belt, Green Tabs
White Belt, Blue Tabs
White Belt, Brown Tabs

Primaries (Barnet Judo Club)

GradeBelt
Red Belt, White Tabs
Red Belt, Yellow Tabs
Red Belt, Orange Tabs
Red Belt, Green Tabs
Red Belt, Blue Tabs

Junior

GradeJunior BeltYouth Belt
6th Kyu
5th Kyu
4th Kyu
3rd Kyu
Blue Tabs
3rd Kyu
Brown Tabs
3rd Kyu
Black Tabs
GradeBelt
6th Kyu
Displaying tabs is optional
5th Kyu
Displaying tabs is optional
4th Kyu
Displaying tabs is optional
3rd Kyu
2nd Kyu
1st Kyu
1st -5th Dan
6th – 8th Dan
9th – 10th Dan