Brown Belt Syllabus

This video is only a guide. Please see the written description for the full syllabus.

Throwing Techniques

Demonstrate the following throwing techniques while Uke is stationary, and then again while moving:

  • Uchi Mata – Inner thigh
  • Ashi Guruma – Leg wheel
  • Okuri Ashi Harai – Sweeping ankle
  • Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi – Propping drawing ankle throw

Groundwork Techniques

Demonstrate effective escape methods from the following hold down techniques, with transitions resulting in any hold down, arm lock or strangle.

  • Kesa Gatame – Scarf hold
  • Kata Gatame – Shoulder Hold
  • Yoko Shiho Gatame – Side Four Quarters
  • Kami Shiho Gatame – Upper Four Quarters
  • Ushiro Gatame – Reverse Hold Down
  • Tate Shiho Gatame – Triangular Hold Down

Demonstrate any preventative methods of avoiding or resisting the following strangles and arm locks resulting in any transitional technique:

  • Gyaku or Nami Juji Jime – Reverse/Cross Strangle
  • Okuri Eri Jime – Sliding Collar Strangle
  • Kata Hajime – Single Wing Strangle
  • Hadaka Jime – Naked Choke
  • Ude Hishigi Juji Gatame – Cross Arm Lock
  • Ude Garami – Entangled Arm Lock / Figure  of Four Armlock


  • Minimum 4 wins against similar grade or line up of mixed grades.
  • 1 draw
  • 0 losses allowed
  • Score only by Wazari or Ippon