JUDO GRADES JAPANESE BELTS

Beginner

Rokyu White
5th Kyu Gokyu Yellow
4th Kyu Yonkyu Orange
3rd Kyu Sankyu Green
2nd Kyu Nikyu Blue
1st Kyu Ikkyu Brown
1st Dan Shodan Black
2nd Dan Nidan Black
3rd Dan Sandan Black
4th Dan Yodan Black
5th Dan Godan Black
6th Dan Rokudan Red & White
7th Dan Shichidan Red & White
8th Dan Hachidan Red & White
9th Dan Kudan Red
10th Dan Judan Red

 

RULES OF THE GRADING PANEL FOR DAN GRADES

1. GRADING PANEL This is made up of Dan Grade holders nominated by their respective clubs and approved by PJM council from time to time.

2. AUTHORITY Examiners are authorised to grade as follows:-

3rd Dan Holder ........ ........ up to 1st Kyu
4th Dan Holder ........ ........ up to 1st Dan
5th Dan Holder ....... ........ up to 2nd Dan
Two - 6th Dan Holder ....... ........ up to 4th Dan
7th Dan Holder ........ ........ up to 4th Dan
8th Dan Holder ........ ........ up to 4th Dan
Refer to Technical Board ....... ........ 5th Dan & Above
   

3. CERTIFICATES - Dan Grade certificates from the International Judo Federation will be issued to successful candidates. PJM will also issue its own certificate.

4. GRADING FEE $50.00 For 1st Dan PJM Certificate. $50.00 + $10.00 Additional for each Dan thereafter. $100.00 For each IJF Certificate.

5. GRADING Member Clubs may conduct gradings at any time during the year. Where possible, a Grading at national level may be conducted. Combined Gradings are encouraged, eg. Melaka and N. Sembilan; Selangor and F. Territory; Sarawak and Sabah.Clubs, wishing to have the services of higher Dan Grade examiners to grade
according to their authority as indicated in Para 2 should write to the Hon. Secretary PJM (copy to Chairman of Grading Panel), to make
available an Examiner. The club concerned will meet his expenses for board, lodging and travelling.

6. RECOMMENDATIONS As a result of a grading, recommendations should be made out on the form as attached duly completed. Recommendations to be sent to the Hon. Secretary PJM with a covering letter (copy to Chairman Grading Panel) for necessary action. Such action will be taken twice a year, i.e. June and December
All recommendations must be endorsed by the President of PJM before despatch to IJF with the fees for IJF Certificates.

7. PROBLEMS Clubs facing any problems in regard to Grading, recommendations, interpretation of these Rules, should write to the ( Chairman Grading Panel ) for clarification. A meeting can be arranged, should there be any matters that needs to be brought up with the PJM Grading Panel. Five members of the Grading Panel will form a quorum. Alternatively, the views of the Grading Panel may be sought by circulation and a decision made by the majority having the same views.

8. REQUIREMENTS To qualify for promotion to Dan Grades, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

( a ) Minium Age Limit
Dan Grade 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Age 15 18 24 32 40 50

( b ) Kata
Shodan Nage-no-kata tewaza, koshiwaza, ashiwaza
2nd Dan Nage-no-kata complete 5 sets
3rd Dan Complete Nage-no-kata and Katame-no-kata
4th Dan - do -
5th Dan - do -
6th Dan Kime-no-kata or Goshinjitsu-no-kata

( c ) Contest Record
A candidate needs to score 4 points, either, in one attempt, or accumulated. Points are awarded as follows:-

Defeating an opponent of the same grade 1 point
Defeating an opponent of one grade higher 1½ points
Defeating an opponent of two grades higher 2 points
Defeating an opponent of one grade lower .5 points
Defeating an opponent of two grades lower .3 points
Draw with an opponent of the same grade .5 points
Draw with an opponent of one grade higher .75 points
Draw with an opponent of two grades higher 1 point

Candidates above 40 years of age may be exempted from contest, but must qualify for at least a " D" Rating in Randori as follows;-
" A " rating - randori 24 days a month
" B " rating - randori 20 days a month
" C " rating - randori 15 days a month
" D " rating - randori 10 days a month

Candidates above 45 years of age, are exempted from Nage-no-Kata.
( d ) Training Years

Candidates intending to take a grading, need to satisfy the time requirement as regards to the years of training as follows:-
1st Kyu to Shodan 1 year as 1st Kyu
1st Dan to 2nd Dan 3 years as 1st Dan
2nd Dan to 3rd Dan 4 years as 2nd Dan
3rd Dan to 4th Dan 6 years as 3rd Dan
4th Dan to 5th Dan 8 years as 4th Dan
5th Dan to 6th Dan 10 years as 5th Dan

9. HONORARY GRADES
For outstanding services rendered in the cause of Judo, Honorary Grades may be awarded to deserving candidates on the following basis:-

To 1st Dan No time requirement
1st Dan to 2nd Dan 4 years as 1st Dan
2nd Dan to 3rd Dan 6 years as 2nd Dan
3rd Dan to 4th Dan 8 years as 3rd Dan
4th Dan to 5th Dan 10 years as 4th Dan
5th Dan to 6th Dan 12 years as 5th Dan

10. CHAIRMAN OF GRADING PANEL
From among the members of the Grading Panel, a Chairman is to be elected to hold office for a term of 2 years. He is eligible for re-election, if he so wishes, but there is nothing to prevent the election of a new Chairman if need be. The main function of the chairman is to ensure the smooth implementation of the Grading Rules vis-a-vis the Gradings conducted. He is at all times available for advice whenever problems crop up in consultation with the Technical Advisers. If the problems are
complicated, a meeting of the Grading Panel will be convened. Whenever convenient, members of the Grading Panel will meet for general discussion under his Chairmanship.

11. ADDENDUM AND AMENDMENT
These Grading Rules are subject to addendum and amendment as, and when the need arises on the advice of the Grading Panel in consultation with the Technical Advisers to up-date the rules.

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