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Online Syllabus 

Click on a belt colour below to see techniques with Images and videos  

yell   org   grn   blu   brn   Blk   Second Dan

Syllabus pdf


Grading Calendar        

Grading take place twice each Year in March/ April and November/ December. Grading all the clubs together means there is a much greater range of people to work with and is much easier for the assessors to manage.

Different grades will grade at different times of the day and please note the registration times and please remember your membership Books. The Grading fee is £10 for all ages and grades.

2018 Grading dates are:

Saturday 10th March

Saturday 24th November

Grade Registration
Grading Time

Grading Venue:

The Lansdowne Hall

Petty Lane

Derry Hill



SN11 9QY

Junior White, Yellow & Orange Belts

9.30 - 10.00am

10.00 - 12.30

Junior Green Belts Plus and all Intermediates & Seniors

12.00 - 12.30

12.30 - 1.45

SJA Schools usually grade at and with the Evening Clubs above.

As with all events, SJA Membership is required.

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Grading Info 


If you do not wish to grade, you are still welcome to attend but you must observe grading etiquette at all times.


The Fee is £10 per student and there is no additional fee for belts or tags. Unlike many martial arts the grading fee remains the same all the way up until Brown Belt and only changes for the Black Belt grading which will last for a few hours if conducted properly.


Certificates and belts will be given out at the following weeks session which, for our juniors, is usually a games session as a reward for hard work in preparation and during the gradings.



A printable copy of the syllabus can be found above and in the SJA record book which you receive upon becoming a member. To aid grading preparation further, if you click on the coloured belts then there are pictures, illustrations or a short video for each of the techniques on the syllabus.


The free App called Judo Reference available via Google Play is very useful in learning techniques and their names. The techniques for each belt is different to our syllabus but you can add the ones you need to know to your favourites and then you will only be viewing the ones applicable.



Please remember to bring your SJA License record book to the grading as those without a valid License will be refused entry to grade.


Information on the SJA license can be found on the SJA Information page or click: License.


To be eligible to grade all Judoka need tournament experience. Grading and Competitions are not separate entities but are an important part of a judokas development. All Judoka up to Green belts must complete a minimum of two Competitions and Green belt and above must undertake three competitions each year. This does not apply to new members and concessions will be made for those with good reason.

Below is a list of Competition fixtures that are suitable for all members with the Month in which they are traditionally held.


Click on title for more details.

Groups of Four Competition

Shodan Cup Comp

Summer Tournament  

 Groundwork Competition

Trowbridge Championships 


If you wish to know more about how grades are assessed and what preparation is needed then please feel free to contact to a club coach who will be happy to offer some guidance.

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Nage no Kata











Uki Otoshi

Ippon Seoi Nage


Uki Goshi

Harai Goshi

Tsuri Komi Goshi

Okuri ashi Barai

Sasae tsurikomi ashi

Uchi Mata

Tomoe Nage

Ura Nage

Sumi Gaeshi

Yoko Gake

Yoko Guruma

Uki Waza

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Katame no Kata

Set One


Set Two


Set Three

Kensetsu Waza

Kuzure Kesa Gatame

Kata Gatame

Kami Shiho Gatame

Yoko Shiho Gatame

Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame

Kata Juji Jime

Hadaka Jime

Okuri Eri Jime

Kata Ha Jime

Gyaku Juji Jime

Ude Gatame

Juji Gatame

Ude Gatame

Hiza Gatame

Ashi Garami


Kata DVD is currently in development and we will be adding Kata videos when the online syllabus has been completed.

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