A hold in a Judo training sessions at the dojo in Wandsworth
A hold in a Judo training sessions at the dojo in Woking

Judo Gradings

A grading systems allows all students to proceed through levels, or grades, signifying their growth and development. Whilst it is not mandatory for students to go through the grading system, it is a great way for both adults and children to have their progress recognised.

Pictures from the Judo Grading at Bu'sen in September 2013

Gradings generally take place every 3 months for beginners through to 1st Kyu grades. These pictures are from the Judo grading at Bu'sen in September 2013. The first picture is before the Judo grading class starts with the low grade closest to the camera.

Children attending the Judo class grading lines up with low grades closest to the camera.

Once the warm up is completed it is time for the students to show their throwing techniques. Sensei Dave shows the throw the students need to demonstrate.

Sensei Dave Clarke demonstrates a throw before the Judo students demonstrate their skills.

As part of the grading the student also need to demonstrate their fighting skills. Sensei Frank Perry goes over the rules.

Sensei Frank Perry speaks to the Judo class kids before they show their skills in action.

It is important to do a warm up before the grading starts and here Sensei Dave leads the young students.

Kids warming up before the Judo class grading starts.

The students show of their techniques in pairs. Sensei Dave closely watch two young students.

Two children show of their Judo skills during the grading.

Students are grouped in groups of 3 or 4 of equal size & grade before getting into action!

Kids competing during the Judo grading.

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