Junior 4th Degree Promotion Requirements
  Minimum Age: 8 Years Minimum time at Jr. 3rd Degree:  3 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


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.  


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


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


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      

Performance Requirements



Quantity Required

  Wrist Grab Escapes 8
  Clothing Grab Escapes 4
  Bear Hug Escapes 3
  Choke Holds 1
  Choke Hold Escapes 3
  Goiter Escapes 0
  Headlock Escapes 1
  Strikes 6
  Strike Defenses 5
  Weapon Defenses 0
  Joint Locks 1
  Combination Techniques 2
  Multiple Attackers 0
  Throws 9
  Counters To Throws 3
  Ground Control Holds 3
  Ground Escapes 3
  Instructor Selected * 6
  Mental Training 1
  Presentations 0
  Pressure Points 4
  Anatomy 0
  Teaching 0
  Kata 0
  Positional Defenses 0
  Use A Weapon 0
  Kappo/First Aid 3