Yonkyu Promotion Requirements
  Minimum Age: No Minimum Minimum time at Gokyu:  8 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

 
 

Jujutsu 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
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
 
     
     
 

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
 
     
     
  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.  
     
     
 

Name The 2 Divisions Of Combat

 
 
Armed Techniques Buki No Waza
Unarmed Techniques Kara Te No Waza
 
     
     
     
 

Vocabulary

 
 
Atemi Strike   Jujutsu Gentle Art/Science
Ichi One   Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt
Gi Uniform   Yodan 4th Degree Black Belt
Jujutsuka Jujutsu Players Hidari Left
Ukemi Falling   Migi Right
Dojo Practice hall   Sankyu 3rd Class Rank
San Three   Rokudan 6th Degree Black Belt
Rei Bow   Nikyu 2nd Class Rank
Roku Six   Kudan 9th Degree Black Belt
Hai Yes   Obi Belt
Iie No   Matte Stop, Wait
O Big, Major, Great   Geri Kick
Judo Gentle Way   Ni Two
Godan 5th Degree Black Belt   Go Five
Ikkyu 1st Class Rank   Jujutsu Gi Jujutsu Uniform
Sensei Teacher, Headmaster   Shichi Seven
Hachi Eight   Rokkyu 6th Class Rank
Kiotsuke Attention   Shi Four
Hachidan 8th Degree Black Belt   Ju Ten
Uke Receiver, Block   Shichidan 7th Degree Black Belt
Tori Giver of a technique, Hold   Ku Nine
Judan 10th Degree Black Belt   Yonkyu 4th Class Rank
Nidan 2nd Degree Black Belt   Gokyu 5th Class Rank
Sandan 3rd Degree Black Belt      
         
         
         
Maitta I surrender   Guruma Wheel
Dan Black Belt Grade, Cedar,
Sandlewood Tree
  Ippon Seoi Nage One Arm Shoulder Throw
Soto Outside
Hajime Begin   Gari Reap
Hiza Knee   Tai Body
Ko Small, Minor   Te Hand
Koshi Hip, Waist   Kote Wrist, Forearm
Genkotsu Fist and Knuckles   Ju Gentle, Yielding
Kyu Student or Class Rank   Nage Throw
Kuruma Wheel   Ate Hit, Strike
Goshi Hip   Seoi Back Carry, Lapel, Shoulder
Ashi Foot   Ude Arm
         
         
         
Jime Choke/Strangle   Domo Arigato Thank you!
Morote Both Hands   Hittsui Knee Strike
Ho Method, Direction, Corner   Osaekomi Hold Down
Gatame Hold, Lock   Waza Technique
Juji Cross   Ritsu Rei Standing Bow
Katame Hold, Lock   Sankaku 3 Sides, Triangle
Kami Hair of the Head   Shiho Four Direction
Moro Multiple, Both   Shime Choke/Strangle
Kata Single, Shoulder, Form   Gyaku Reverse
Nami Normal   Uchi Inside, Strike
Kesa Scarf of a Buddist's Robe   Uchikomi Practice w/o throwing
Osae Press, Hold, Pin, Seize      
         
         
 
     
 

Performance Requirements

 
 
 

Techniques

Quantity Required

  Wrist Grab Escapes 10
  Clothing Grab Escapes 4
  Bear Hug Escapes 4
  Choke Holds 3
  Choke Hold Escapes 5
  Goiter Escapes 0
  Headlock Escapes 2
  Strikes 6
  Strike Defenses 5
  Weapon Defenses 0
  Joint Locks 3
  Combination Techniques 3
  Multiple Attackers 0
  Throws 14
  Counters To Throws 6
  Ground Control Holds 4
  Ground Escapes 5
  Instructor Selected * 7
  Mental Training 3
  Presentations 0
  Pressure Points 6
  Anatomy 0
  Teaching 0
  Kata 0
  Positional Defenses 0
  Use A Weapon 0
  Kappo/First Aid 3