Blackwater Grading (please read)

Judoka must bring their Judo License with them and arrive on time and wearing clean gi’s.

Seniors – Normal training session for those not grading but NB start time of  9:00 am. Seniors will be graded during this session.

Junior grading will start at 10:00 am

Foundation group will run as normal – 10:30 till 11:30. The Foundation Grading has been postponed to November.


All judoka (foundation, junior and seniors) hoping to be graded up should make every effort to attend their grading session. In the event of a kyu grade being unable to attend it maybe possible for Sensei to arrange an alternative date but Sensei must be notified before the grading starts.

For a variety of reasons some students may not wish to be considered for promotion to a higher grade. Please discuss with Sensei if you feel you or your child is not ready to progress to a higher grade.

Those hoping to grade to Black Belt and higher must attend this session, although their grading will be spread over a number of training sessions. Judoka hoping for promotion to black belt and higher must discuss their intention with  Sensei John 2-weeks before grading day.