Seinen (Over 15)

Senior Grades

Senior grades requirements are for practitioners who turn 15 or more years old in the calendar year the grading or promotion is to occur. This includes Cadets, Junior Women/Men and Senior Women/Men.

At Kumataka Dojos the arm-bars and strangles are ok to use from 16 onward, in some clubs from 15, so introduction and preparation for their use is given at 15 years.

White-Yellow belt
(Target: Cadets – Max age 16 – after which it’s all full belts)

Yellow belt

Orange belt”

Green belt

Blue belt

Brown belt

Shodan grade requirement.

For all grades and grades of Ni-Dan and above, please see the JFA policy in the Members Docs menu.

Grading prerequisites

Prior to grading in Judo, students must register with their state body.

For practitioners in NSW, that’s Judo NSW, and for practitioners in WA, that’s JWA.

A How-to for registeration is available form the Members Docs menu item.

This content is available to Judo practitioners at Kumataka Dojos.