JUDO PROMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

 

 

Rank

 

 

Yonkyu

 

Sankyu

 

Nikyu

 

Ikkyu

 

Shodan

 

Nidan

 

Sandan

 

Yondan

 

Godan

 

Rokudan

 

Shichidan

 

Hachidan

 

Kudan

Belt Color

 

 

Green

 

Brown

 

Brown

 

Brown

 

Black

 

Black

 

Black

 

Black

 

Black

 

Red & White

 

Red & White

 

Red & White

 

Red

Hours Per Week

 

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

4.5

 

4.5

 

4.5

 

4.5

 

4.5

 

4.5

 

4.5

 

4.5

 

4.5

Total Hours In Judo

 

40

 

80

 

120

 

160

 

250

 

500

 

850

 

1,100

 

1,600

 

2,600

 

4,600

 

6,600

 

10,000

Minumum Age

 

 

14

 

14

 

14

 

14

 

16

 

18

 

20

 

22

 

25

 

29

 

37

 

45

 

55

Time in Grade

 

 

3 months

 

3 months

 

3 months

 

3 months

 

6 months

 

1 year

 

2 years

 

2 years

 

2 years

 

3 years

 

8 years

 

8 years

 

10 years

Total Time in Judo

 

3 months

 

6 months

 

9 months

 

1 year

 

1 - 1.5 years

 

2 years

 

4 years

 

years

 

8 years

 

11 years

 

19 years

 

27 years

 

35 years

EVALUATION OF CONTEST WINS

All contest wins must be in AAU sanctioned open competition, NCAA sanctioned competition, YMCA sanctioned competition, high school sanctioned competition, or any international competition sanctioned by either the AAU or the US Olympic Committee. Military personnel may receive credit for promotion points gained in service competition, inside or outside the United States or in foreign competitions when based in another country such as Japan or Germany, etc.

All in-service points must be earned in sanctioned competitions as previously defined. Service is defined an any meaningful tournament connected activity performed the day of the tournament. In-service points may be earned as follows:

 

 

  • ½ point maximum for service at a competition below national level

  • 1 point maximum for sponsoring and directing a competition

  • 1 point maximum for service at a national championship

  • 3/10th points for entering kata competition with 4 or more teams from three or more dojos

  • 1 point maximum for winning 1st place in kata competition

  • ½ point maximum for winning 2nd place in kata competition

  • 3/10th point maximum for winning 3rd place in kata competition

No points may be claimed in kata competition unless there are four or more teams entered from three or more dojos.

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