We also appreciate traditional Japanese terms and therefore make sure that every judoka understands the English derivative translation for each technique. Although considered a primary goal by the public, a black belt simply signifies a basic level of knowledge in judo. After obtaining a black belt, the judoka can progress further in martial arts. Cal Judo conducts semi-annual belt promotion tests at the end of each semester. To be eligible, you must demonstrate competence and commitment. All judokas must: All applicants must be a current paid member of the U.C. martial arts program and be present regularly throughout the semester to test each belt rank, participate regularly in exercises, and demonstrate good moral character and maturity. For a complete 1st Dan program with black belt, please contact the main judo teacher. In judo, the improvement and understanding of the art is defined by a system of rankings divided into kyū and dan notes. These are displayed with different colored belt systems, with the black belt indicating a practitioner who has reached a certain level of proficiency.
The ninth (Kudan) and tenth degrees of the black belt (jūdan) and theoretically the highest have no formal requirements. Only 15 people were promoted to the rank of Kōdōkan 10th Dan. On January 6, 2006, three people were promoted to this rank at the same time: Daigo Toshirō, Ichirō Abe, and Ōsawa Yoshimi. This is the highest value at the same time and the first in 22 years. No one has ever been promoted to a rank higher than 10th Dan, but theoretically, the judo rank system is not limited to the 10-degree black belt. As an educator by profession, Kanō believed that there should be no end to an individual`s learning and therefore no limit to the number of dan ranks. The English edition (1955) of Illustrated Kodokan Judo, published by Kōdōkan, states: In Canada, the rankings of belts for seniors are in ascending order: white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and finally black. Use the belt rankings for juniors, white, white-yellow, yellow, yellow-orange, orange, orange-green, green-blue, blue, blue and brown.  Judo may seem simple and fun to outsiders, but there is a lot to learn for judoka.
The official judo belt grading system used by the USJF is here. A simple summary by belt color for each group can be found below. You don`t need to earn a white belt in judo. You “earn” your white judo belt when you step on the mat and commit to attending your first class. A white belt in judo is awarded from the beginning of your judo training and comes with judo-gi. In middle school and high school, his practice revolves around the development of the philosophy, techniques and fundamentals of judo. The exam requirements vary depending on the country, age group and, of course, the grade you are aiming for. The exam itself may include competition and kata.
Kyū ranks are usually assigned by local instructors (sensei), but dan ranks are usually only awarded after an examination supervised by independent judges of a national judo federation. For a rank to be recognized, it must be registered with the national judo organization or the Kōdōkan. In Australia, the rankings of senior belts are in ascending order: white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and finally black. The belt ranking for juniors follows the same ranks and colors (up to and including brown), but has 1, 2 or 3 white bars (depending on age) at each end of the belt, as follows: If the judoka is up to 10 years old (Mo), there must be 3 white bars. Between 10 and 13 (yonen) there are 2 bars. Finally, there is only one bar for 13 to 16 year olds (Shonen).  At that time, there was no judogi, and students simply wore a formal kimono. The Judogi as we know it today, with its modern obi, was introduced in 1907. When you hear people say they have a black belt in judo, it sounds impressive – but what does that actually mean? Kyu are ranks of students and these are distinguished by obi (belts) of different colors. It was in 1886 that Kano began wearing his black Yudansha (obi) belts, although they are not like those worn today.
This ranking system was introduced in 1883 by Kanō Jigorō, the founder of judo. However, the current system is not the original, but is based on Kanō`s last system, which was introduced between 1926 and 1931, with some changes shortly after Kanō`s death in 1938. Dan`s first grades were given to his students Saigō Shirō and Tomita Tsunejirō. Since then, it has been widely adopted by other modern martial arts.  The program has been updated! Please check it to make sure you have the latest tape testing requirements. The Belt Exam Program This new UCMAP JUDO program (Fall 2012) is released for immediate use by candidates, coaches and evaluators. Individual “score maps” will be available as separate documents. Permission to write above the 4th Kyu Green Belt can only be approved by the main judo instructor. Tournament points are required for the 4th Kyu Green Belt and above. Points must be earned as a Cal Judo member, less than two semesters (previous semester + semester) before the belt test (one year for 2nd and 1st Kyu candidates) and after your final grade recognition ceremony. However, the instructor may waive certain point requirements if appropriate reasons are given. You can check your Cal Judo tournament points record by asking the OSM In the United States, only older players (usually 16 years of age and older) are allowed to earn Dan levels, which are characterized by wearing a black belt.
The United States Judo Federation (USJF) and the American Judo Association (USJA) recognize the Dan grades awarded by the other organization. Advanced levels of Kyū can be acquired by seniors and juniors (children under about 16 years old) and are characterized by wearing belts of different colors other than black.