5 to under 7 years

All Nursery grades are graded to Red Belt on completion of the Beginners’ Club Level 1, Beginners Induction (basic) Course. They then continue to wear their Red Belt while they are graded to their future colour tag grades.

It is important that one grade is awarded at each grading, and that jumping of grades is not permitted at this stage.

All of the required syllabus techniques are to be demonstrated to an appropriate level and it is intended that the level of examination should become greater in depth as the student progresses through their grade.

It is intended that the syllabus for the Nursery group is limited to their age and ability, so supplementing the examination with a deeper emphasis on etiquette, ukemi, holding, breaking of balance, and additional terminology be applied.

The examiner may also ask questions from a previous examination. This will help further assess the ability and capability of the student. Contest is not required.

Grade

Technique

Terminology

Ukemi

Randori

7 Kyu (Novice)

Beginners’ Induction Course

n/a

n/a

1 Yellow Tag

Osoto Gari

Kesa Gatame

Rei

Ukemi

Randori

2 Yellow Tag

O Goshi

Yoko Shiho Gatame

Hajime

Ukemi

Randori

3 Yellow Tag

Osoto Gaki

Kata Gatame

Mate

Ukemi

Randori

1 Orange Tag

Ippon Seoi Nage

Kami Shiho Gatame

Uchikomi

Ukemi

Randori

2 Orange Tag

De Ashi Barai

Mune Gatame

Uki

Tori

Ukemi

Randori

3 Orange Tag

Kosoto Gari

Tate Shiho Gatame

Ippon

Sensei

Ukemi

Randori

1 Green Tag

Ouchi Gari

Kata Gatame

Koka

Ukemi

Randori

2 Green Tag

Tai Otoshi

Kuzure Kesa Gatame

Shido

Judo

Ukemi

Randori

3 Green Tag

Tai Otoshi

Kesa Gatame

Ouchi Gari

Harai Goshi

Kata Gatame

Tate Shiho Gatame

O Sae Komi

Kusushi

Ukemi

Randori

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