Junior 2nd Degree Promotion Requirements
  Minimum Age: 6 Years Minimum time at Jr. 1st Degree:  3 months  
  Typical time at Jr. 1st Degree: 3-6 months  
  The formal part of the promotion consists of 1/2 written and 1/2 performance. The written is made up of General Information and Vocabulary while the performance is the actual demonstration of throws, hold-downs, arm-bars, chokes, and various other techniques.  Click on the hyperlinks below to hear the names in Japanese.  

General Information


Junior Ranks (under 17 years old)

  10th Degree Purple Obi
  9th Degree Blue with Purple Stripe Obi
  8th Degree Blue Obi
  7th Degree Green with Blue Stripe Obi
  6th Degree Green Obi
  5th Degree Orange with Green Stripe Obi
  4th Degree Orange Obi
  3rd Degree Yellow with Orange Stripe Obi
  2nd Degree Yellow Obi
  1st Degree White with Yellow Stripe Obi

Judo History

  Judo was formalized as a sport in 1882 by Jigoro Kano who opened the Kodokan (School for the study of the way) in Tokyo, Japan.  Judo was first introduced as an Olympic sport in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan.  
  Unarmed combat in Japan was called Ju-Jitsu, which means "The Gentle Art" and was practiced for about 600-1000 years before Judo was created.  

Two Slogans Of Judo

  Seiryoku Zenyo - Maximum Efficient Use of Mind and Body
Jita Kyoei - Mutual Benefit and Welfare
  You must know these 2 slogans of Judo!!  

Count To 10 In Japanese

Ichi - One San - Three Go - Five Shichi - Seven Ku - Nine
Ni - Two Shi - Four Roku - Six Hachi - Eight Ju - Ten

Name The 3 Elements Of A Successful Judo Throw

  Kuzushi - Balance                      Tsukuri - Entry                       Kake - Execution  


Judo The Gentle Way   Kiotsuke Attention
Rei Bow   Judoka Judo Players
Ukemi Falls   Guruma Wheel
Soto Outside   O Major
Gari Reap   Koshi or Goshi Hip
Sensei Teacher   Uchikomi Practice without throwing
Hiza Knee   Uke Receiver of a technique
Kata Shoulder   Matte Stop
Tori Giver of a technique   Seoi Shoulder
Gatame or Katame Lock/Hold   Kake Execution of a technique
Ippon (tournament call) One Point!   Nage Throw
Hajime Begin   Seiza Sitting on Knees
Anza Sitting Cross-legged   Kesa Scarf
Obi Belt   Ashi Foot/leg
Uchi Inside   Ko Minor
Ju Gentle   Do Way
Kuzure Modified/Broken   De Advanced
Maitta I surrender   Dan Black Belt Grade
Waza Technique   Judogi Judo Uniform
Hidari Left   Migi Right
Kyu Student Ranks   Kuzushi off-balancing
Waza Ari 1/2 Point   Kumi Command to Grip Gi
Ayumi Ashi Normal Way of Walking   Tsugi Ashi Following Foot Way of Walking
Nami Normal   Dojo Practice hall

Performance Requirements



Quantity Required

  Throws 8
  Throwing Combinations 4
  Throwing Defenses 2
  Counter Throwing 1
  Kumi Kata 3
  Grip Breaking 1
  Hold Downs 4
  Hold Down Escapes 4
  Chokes (12 & older) 7
  Miscellaneous 11