Rokkyu Promotion Requirements
  Minimum Age: No Minimum Minimum time:  3 months  
  Typical time: 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.  

General Information


Judo 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 Brown Obi
Sankyu 3rd Class Brown Obi
Yonkyu 4th Class Green Obi
Gokyu 5th Class Orange Obi
Rokkyu 6th Class Yellow Obi

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!!  

Name The 3 Elements Of A Successful Judo Throw

  Kuzushi - Balance                      Tsukuri - Entry                       Kake - Execution  

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 Jujutsu, which means "The Gentle Art" and was practiced for about 600-1000 years before Judo was created.  

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 Parts Of Unarmed Combat

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

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/Waist Techniques Koshi Waza
Foot/Leg Techniques Ashi Waza


Judo The Gentle Way   Kiotsuke Attention
Rei Bow   Judoka Judo Players
Ukemi Falls   Dojo Practice hall
Judogi Judo Uniform   Ashi Foot/leg
Soto Outside   Harai or Barai Sweep
Eri Collar/Lapel   O Major
Uchi Inside   Ko Minor
Gari Reap   Koshi or Goshi Hip
Sensei Teacher   Uchikomi Practice w/o throwing
Hiza Knee   Uke Receiver of a technique
Gyaku Reverse   Waza Technique
Tori Giver of a technique   Randori Free Practice
Nami Normal   Ude Arm
Juji Cross   Hidari Left
Yoko Side   Seoi Shoulder
Migi Right   Kake Execution of a technique
Ippon (tournament call) One Point!   Nage Throw
Hajime Begin   Obi Belt
Kumi Command to Grip Gi   Hai Yes
Kesa Scarf   Matte Stop
Iie No   Kata Shoulder
Gatame or Katame Lock/Hold   Shime or Jime Choke/Strangle
Uki Floating   Rokkyu 6th Class Rank
Seiza Sitting on Knees   Anza Sitting Cross-legged

Performance Requirements



Quantity Required

  Throws 6
  Throwing Combinations 2
  Throwing Defenses 0
  Counter Throwing 0
  Kumi Kata 1
  Grip Breaking 0
  Hold Downs 3
  Hold Down Escapes 3
  Chokes 5
  Arm Bars 4
  Miscellaneous 8