Junior 12th Degree Promotion Requirements
  Minimum Age: 14 Years Minimum time at Jr. 11th Degree:  11 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.  
     
     
 

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
 
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Jujutsu Gentle Art/Science   Tori Giver of a technique
Kiotsuke Attention   Ichi 1
Rei Bow   Ni 2
Judo Gentle Way   San 3
Ukemi Falls   Shi 4
Dojo Practice hall   Go 5
Obi Belt   Roku 6
Gi Uniform   Shichi 7
Koshi or Goshi Hip or Waist   Hachi 8
Sensei Teacher   Ku 9
Matte Stop!   Ju 10
Uke Receiver of a technique      
         
         
 
     
     
     
  Judo, which means gentle way, is a subset of Jujutsu, which means gentle art/science, and has been practiced in Japan for approximately 600-1000 years.  Jujutsu is most commonly seen in what sport?  Mixed Martial Arts.  
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Ashi Foot or Leg   Kesa Scarf
Dan Black Belt Grade   Kote Wrist
Gatame  Lock or Hold   Kuruma Wheel
Guruma Wheel   Kyu Student Rank
Hai Yes   Maitta I Give Up
Hajime Begin   Migi Right
Hidari Left   O Big
Hiza Knee   Tai Body
Iie No   Te Hand
Katame Lock or Hold   Ude Arm
 
     
     
     
 

Junior Ranks (under 17 years old)

 
 
  12th Degree Brown Belt
  11th Degree Purple and Brown Stripe
  10th Degree Purple Belt
  9th Degree Blue with Purple Stripe
  8th Degree Blue Belt
  7th Degree Green with Blue Stripe
  6th Degree Green Belt
  5th Degree Orange with Green Stripe
  4th Degree Orange Belt
  3rd Degree Yellow with Orange Stripe
  2nd Degree Yellow Belt
  1st Degree White with Yellow Stripe
 
     
     
  Senior Ranks  
 
Ikkyu 1st Class Brown Obi
Nikyu 2nd Class Purple Obi
Sankyu 3rd Class Blue Obi
Yonkyu 4th Class Green Obi
Gokyu 5th Class Orange Obi
Rokkyu 6th Class Yellow Obi
 
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Ate Hit or Strike   Nage Throw
Atemi Strike   Nikyu 2nd Class Rank
Domo Arigato Thank you!   Randori Free Practice
Geri Kick   Rokkyu 6th Class Rank
Gokyu 5th Class Rank   Sankyu 3rd Class Rank
Ikkyu 1st Class Rank   Yonkyu 4th Class Rank
Ju Gentle   Zempo Kaiten Ukemi Forward Rolling Fall
Ko Minor or Small      
 
     
     
     
  Senior Ranks  
 
Judan 10th Degree Red Obi
Kudan 9th Degree Red Obi
Hachidan 8th Degree Red & White Obi
Shichidan 7th Degree Red & White Obi
Rokudan 6th Degree Red & White Obi
Godan 5th Degree Black Obi
Yodan 4th Degree Black Obi
Sandan 3rd Degree Black Obi
Nidan 2nd Degree Black Obi
Shodan 1st Degree Black Obi
 
     
     
 

Name The 2 Divisions Of Combat

 
 
Armed Techniques Buki No Waza
Unarmed Techniques Kara Te No Waza
 
     
     
 

Name The 3 Parts Of Unarmed Combat

 
 
Striking Techniques Atemi Waza
Throwing Techniques Nage Waza
Grappling Techniques Ne Waza
 
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Gari Reap   Kata Shoulder, Single, Forms
Godan 5th Degree Black Belt   Kudan 9th Degree Black Belt
Hachidan 8th Degree Black Belt   Moro Two / Both
Ippon Seoi Nage One Arm Shoulder Throw   Morote Both Hands
Jujutsu Gi Jujutsu Uniform   Nidan 2nd Degree Black Belt
Jujutsuka Jujutsu Player   Okuri Sliding
Judan 10th Degree Black Belt   Osae Hold
Osaekomi Hold Down   Soto Outside
Otoshi Drop   Uchi Inside
Rokudan 6th Degree Black Belt   Uchikomi Practice throwing without throwing
Sandan 3rd Degree Black Belt   Yodan 4th Degree Black Belt
Seoi Shoulder   Yoko Side
Shichidan 7th Degree Black Belt      
Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt      
 
     
     
     
 

Name The 2 Divisions Of Throwing Techniques

 
 
Standing Techniques Tachi Waza
Sacrifice Techniques Sutemi Waza
 
     
     
 

Name The 3 Divisions Of Standing Throwing Techniques

 
 
Hand Techniques Te Waza
Hip Techniques Koshi Waza
Foot/Leg Techniques Ashi Waza
 
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Eri Collar/Lapel   Mawashi Roundhouse or Circular
Genkotsu Fist and Knuckles   Nami Normal
Gyaku Reverse   Sankaku 3 Corner, Triangle
Haito Ridgehand   Shiho 4 Direction
Hittsui Knee Strike   Shime Choke or Strangle
Ho Corner, Method, Direction   Uwagi Uniform Jacket
Jime Choke or Strangle   Waza Technique
Kami Hair of the Head, Upper      
 
     
     
     
 

Name The 2 Divisions Of Sacrifice Throwing Techniques

 
 
Straight Sacrifice Techniques Ma Sutemi Waza
Side Sacrifice Techniques Yoko Sutemi Waza
 
     
     
 

Name The 3 Elements Of A Successful Judo Throw

 
  Kuzushi - Off-Balancing                      Tsukuri - Entry                       Kake - Execution  
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Do Way   Sasae Block or Prop
Higi or Hiji Elbow   Tatami Straw Mats
Juji Cross   Uki Floating
Kobushi Fist   Ushiro Rear
Kuzure Modified   Yoshi Continue
Kuzushi Off-balancing   Zarei Kneeling Bow
Mae Forward or Front   Zuki Punch or Strike
Ritsu Rei Standing Bow      
 
     
     
     
 

Name The 3 Divisions Of Mat Techniques

 
 
Pinning Techniques Osaekomi Waza
Joint Locking Techniques Kansetsu Waza
 Choking Techniques Shime Waza
 
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Anza Sitting Cross-legged   Onegai Shimasu Please
Ashikubi Ankle   Seiza Sitting on Knees
Atama Head   Shuto Knife-Hand
Ayumi Ashi Normal Way of Walking   Tate Standing, Upright
Barai Sweep   Tsugi Ashi Following Foot Way of Walking
De Advanced   Tsurikomi Lift-pull
Ha Wing or Arm   Waki Arm-pit
Hadaka Naked or Bare      
Mata Thigh      
 
     
     
     
 

Name The 4 Divisions Of Striking Techniques

 
 
Hand Strikes Te Ate Waza
Foot Strikes Ashi Ate Waza
Elbow Strikes Higi Ate Waza
Knee Strikes Hiza Ate Waza
 
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Budo Martial Arts   Ne Ground or Floor
Bushido Way Of The Warrior   Ne Waza Ground Techniques
Dozo Please   Sukui Scooping
Gaeshi Counter or Reversal   Sutemi Sacrifice
Goshin Self Defense   Sutemi Waza Sacrifice Techniques
Goshin Jutsu No Kata Forms of Self-Defense   Tachi Standing
Harai Sweep   Tachi Waza Standing Techniques
Mune Chest   Yoko Sutemi Waza Side Sacrifice Techniques
 
     
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Hane Spring   Nukite Spearhand
Hiki Pull   Ryote Both Hands
Kaiten Roll   Ryu Family, Clan, Style
Kibisu Heel   Sukashi Avoiding
Kime Decision   Tani Valley
Kime No Kata Forms of Decision   Tatsu Stand Up!
Kubi Neck   Te Gatana Sword Hand
Ma Straight   Tekubi Wrist
Ma Sutemi Waza Straight Sacrifice Throws   Yudansha Holder of Black Belt Rank
Mudansha Non-Black Belt Players   Yudanshakai Organization of Black Belts
 
     
     
     
 

What are the 4 sides of the dojo called?

 
 
1.   Upper Seat Kamiza (Head Instructor stands here)
2.   Upper Side Joseki (Assistant Instructors and Senior Students stand here)
3.   Lower Seat Shimoza (Junior Students stand here)
4.   Lower Side Shimoseki
 
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Atemi Waza Striking Techniques   Keiko Practice In General
Batsugun Instant Promotion   Koho Ukemi Rear Falls
Bogyo Defense to an Attack   Maki Wind
Fusegi Escape from Hold Down   Makikomi Winding
Garami Entwine   Renraku Waza Combination Techniques
Hara Stomach   Sode Sleeve
Jigoku Hell   Sute Sacrifice
Kaeshi Waza Counter Techniques   Tokui Waza Favorite Technique
Kansetsu Waza Joint Locking Techniques   Zubon Gi Pants
 
     
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Arashi Storm, Laid Waste   Taiso Exercise
Bi Nose   Tandoku Renshu Solo Practice
Empi Elbow   Taoshi Takedown
Gama Sickle   Tetsui Hammerfist
Junbi Undo Warm-up Exercises   To Head
Kyoshi Junior Instructor   Tomoe Circle, Comma Shaped
Shumatsu Undo Cool Down Exercises   Tsukuri Lift-Pull
Sotai Renshu Pairs Practice   Tsuri Lifting
Sukoshi A Little   Yama Mountain
Sumi Corner      
Tai Sabaki Body Turning      
 
     
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Ai Yotsu Same-side Gripping   Katana Sword
Bo Staff   Katsu Resuscitation
Bokken Wooden Sword   Kazushi Escape, Release
Do Jime Body Choke with Legs   Kenka Yotsu Opposite Side Grip
Hairi Kata Entry Methods Into Matwork   Sempai Senior Student
Han Half   Tanju Pistol
Hishigi Dislocate   Tanto Knife
Kake Execute Technique   Tsuki Thrust
Kama Sickle   Tsukomi/Tsukikomi Poke, Poking
Kappo Resuscitation Methods      
Katame No Kata Forms of Grappling      
 
     
     
 

Performance Requirements

 
 
 

Techniques

Quantity Required

  Wrist Grab Escapes 12
  Clothing Grab Escapes 6
  Bear Hug Escapes 4
  Choke Holds 7
  Choke Hold Escapes 6
  Goiter Escapes 1
  Headlock Escapes 3
  Strikes 15
  Strike Defenses 15
  Weapon Defenses 6
  Joint Locks 9
  Combination Techniques 12
  Multiple Attackers 3
  Throws 30
  Counters To Throws 12
  Ground Control Holds 10
  Ground Escapes 12
  Instructor Selected * 21
  Mental Training 6
  Presentations 3
  Pressure Points 12
  Anatomy 3
  Teaching Jr. 8
  Kata Goshin Jutsu No Kata
  Positional Defenses 0
  Use A Weapon 0
  Kappo/First Aid