Craven Judo Academy Gradings

Progress Through The Belts with Craven Judo Acdemy's Gradings

Our Grading Syllabus has been launched to ensure our players gain the fundermental skills that will provide our students with a well founded base for competition judo.

Kano Kidz Gradings

Gradings start at Kano Kidz where our players are examined on their gymnastic & breakfalling abilities as well as their work ethic & listening skills. Our Kano Kidz members can check their progress as they gain different coloured wristbands as they complete their gradings. The Wristband Order is below.


  • Novice - White Wristband
  • CJA 1st Sho - Red Wristband
  • CJA 2nd Sho - Yellow Wristband
  • CJA 3rd Sho - Orange Wristband
  • CJA 4th Sho - Green Wristband
  • CJA 5th Sho - Blue Wristband
  • CJA 6th Sho - Brown Wristband

Judo Gradings

Judokas are then examined on all aspects of judo including; throwing skills, hold down techniques, gripping techniques, grappling turnovers in to hold downs, strangles & arm locks, throwing combinations & their transition from standing to ground work. The progression of these skills is in line with what we'd like to see in their competitive performances. Our judokas can check their progress as they gain the different coloured belts as they complete their gradings. The belt order is below.


  • Novice - White Belt
  • 1st Mon - Red/White Belt
  • 2nd Mon - Red
  • 3rd Mon - Red/Black Belt
  • 4th Mon - Yellow/White Belt
  • 5th Mon - Yellow Belt
  • 6th Mon - Yellow/Black Belt
  • 7th Mon - Orange/White Belt
  • 8th Mon - Orange
  • 9th Mon - Orange/Black
  • 10th Mon - Green/White
  • 11th Mon - Green
  • 12th Mon - Green/Black
  • 2nd Kyu - Blue Belt
  • 1st Kyu - Brown Belt
In order to grade players must be members of the British Judo Association. Sign up or Renew your British Judo Association Membership by clicking here.

View the Craven Judo Academy Grading Syllabus, by clicking here
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