Junior Syllabus 2013

All Juniors will be graded by Sensei John Pegram .

All judoka will be expected to:

  • show randori skills (ie throw a moving partner, link tachiwaza and newaza and follow a referee’s instructions).
  • show techniques from previous gradings
  • have trained regularly since the last grading
  • attend with a neat and tidy appearance
  • show respect to Sensei and follow judoka
  • show appropriate techniques from The  2014 Junior Syllabus . This is a guide to the minimum you should know ( approved by the Blackwater JC Committee 2013).

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White Belt Juniors( ie Beginners over 8) before taking part in normal training sessions beginners will be taught:

  • How to fall safely – side breakfalls, front breakfall, rear breakfalls and rolling breakfalls
  • How to break balance – Kuzushi (8 points of balance)
  • A minimum of two throws: Ogoshi and osotogari
  • A minimum of two holddowns: kesagatame and mune-gatame

White belts or Red Belts grading up to Yellow Tabs or a full Yellow Belt

(Students will asked to demonstrate all of the above + the following new techniques)
  1. ippon seoinage
  2. tai-otoshi
  3. harai-goshi
  4. ouchi-gari
  1. kuzure kesa-gatame
  2. kata-gatame
  3. yoko-shiho-gatame and kuzure yoko-shiho-gatame
  4. kami-shiho-gatame and kuzure kami-shiho-gatame

Basic methods for avoiding or escaping from techniques

Yellow belts grading up to Orange Tabs or a Full Orange Belt

(Students will be asked to demonstrate all the following new techniques and previous elements)
  1. uki-goshi
  2. morote-seoi-nage
  3. de-ashi-barai
  4. ko-uchi-gari
  1. makura kesa-gatame
  2. tate-shiho-gatame
    • Count to 10 in Japanese
    • Japanese names for Contest, Mat, Free Practice, Do not move (Freeze), carry on (unfreeze),Judoka who performs the technique, kneeling bow
Orange Belts grading up to Green tabs or a Full Green Belt
(Students will be asked to demonstrate all the following new techniques and previous elements)
  1. hane-goshi
  2. seoi-otoshi
  3. okuri-ashi-barai
  4. tani-otoshi
  5. Show a combination and a counter
  1. gyaku(ushiro) kesa-gatame
  2. link hold-downs together maintaining control of uki
  3. hadaka jime
  • Count to 15 in Japanese
  • Japanese for foot or leg, Black belt, Belt levels up to 5th Dan, Full contest point (10), Broken hold

Green belt to Blue Tabs or a Full Blue Belt

(Students will be asked to demonstrate all the following new techniques and previous elements)
  1. ko-soto-gari
  2. koshi-guruma
  3. hiza-guruma
  4. tsuri-komi-goshi
  1. okuri eri jime
  2. gyaku juji jime
  3. udi hishigi juji gatame

Any questions from grading panel, plus

  • 2 combinations (renraku-waza) of students choice Plus at least 1 requested by Sensei
  • 2 counters (kaeshi-waza) of students choice Plus at least 1 requested by Sensei
  • 2 countering actions to counters
Blue Belt to Brown Tabs or a Full Brown Belt
(Students will be asked to demonstrate all the following new techniques and previous elements)
  1. o-guruma
  2. ashi-guruma
  3. yoko wakari
  1. kata juji jime
  2. kataha jime
  3. nami juji jime
  4. ude Gatame
  • 3 combinations (renraku-waza) of students choice Plus at least 1 requested by Sensei
  • 3 counters (kaeshi-waza) of students choice Plus at least 1 requested by Sensei
  • Count to 20 in Japanese
  • Japanese names for Judoka who receives the technique, Japanese style sandals, Technique to the point of balance, naked strangle, Disqualification, Ground Technique, International school of Judo, referee terms for point scoring and penalties

Produce a Training plan covering a 4 week period of 1 hour sessions for juniors up to Blue belt – advice and guidance will be given if required

1st set Katame-no-kata
2nd set Nage-no-kata

Brown Belt to 3 Black Tabs  –

(Students may be asked to demonstrate all or part of the above + the following techniques)

Student must be a Junior Assistant Instructor or a Junior  Instructor 

(The following techniques are not to be used against lower grades)

  1. tomoe-nage
  2. uki-waza
  3. sumi-gaeshi
  4. 3 variations of uchi-mata to be known, panel will request 1 out of 3 to be shown
  5. yoko tomoe nage
  6. yoko gake
  1. sode guruma jime
  2. ryote jime
  3. waki gatame
  4. ashi gatame

Referee 2-club contests of 2-minutes of juniors up to  16 years

Produce a training plan covering a 6 week period of 1 hour sessions for juniors up to Brown belt (must be different from Blue to Brown) – advice and guidance will be given if required

Full Katame-no-kata

 Nage-no-kata – 2nd, 3rd and 4th sets only
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Blackwater Juniors  who have been awarded 3 Black tabs may progress to a Full Junior Black Belt. Only Juniors who are 15 or over will be able to wear a Full Black Belt. Juniors who pass all the required elements before their fifteenth birthday will wear a split belt (horizontally split with a brown stripe over a black stripe).

Junior Black Belt 


(Students will be expected to demonstrate all of the above in addition to fulfilling the following criteria and demonstrating the following techniques – all techniques must be shown to a very high standard)

  • Student must hold a Junior assistant or junior club instructor award
  • Student must hold a club official award (table official/referee)
  • Juniors wishing to be raised to Junior Black Belt must have held their last kyu grade for a minimum period of 12 months
  1. sasae tsurikomi ashi
  2. hiza guruma
  3. osoto gake
  4. kata guruma
  5. 3 variations of uchi-mata to be known, panel will request 1 out of 3 to be shown
  6. demonstrate 3 triple combinations eg technique 1 into 2 into 3
  7. demonstrate counters for:
  • deashi barai
  • osoto gari
  1. juji Gatame
  •  Teach a choice of the Dan Grade panel (max 3) kaeshi waza or judo techniques to a group of students of the panels choice
  • Answer a Maximum of 6 Judo questions of the panels choice

Full Katame-no-kata

Full Nage-no-kata

Kaeshi-kata (students who take part in external competitions maybe excused showing kaeshi-kata)

One thought on “Junior Syllabus 2013”

  1. i like that you can get the syllabus on the internet it makes it easier for people like me who lose everything!!!hehe!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for the comment and your quite correct as many people lose their syllabus 5-minutes after I issue them !!

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