The club will be holding grading sessions early in December.
The gradings will be held during the normal training sessions on the following dates:
- Erskine: Tuesday 4th December 2012
- Bishopton: Friday 7th December 2012
Grading is an important part of your child’s Judo development and the children have worked hard to prepare for the grading.
Please make every effort to attend one of the sessions.
It is important that you bring your child’s Judo Scotland license (Blue Book) along on the evening of the grading.
The grading fee for a Junior grading is £10.00 and includes the Judo Scotland fee and the issue of a new coloured belt if your child moves between belt colour grade boundaries (e.g. 3rd Mon -> 4th Mon = Red Belt -> Yellow Belt).
You can help your children by checking that they know what the have to do for their grading.
- Make sure that they know the translations for the various Japanese terms that they need to know for their grading. It’s usually only a handful of words for each grading and it makes a real difference to the confidence of the children if they can answer easy questions on terminology before moving on to practical skill demonstrations.
- Make sure that they know the names of the moves that they will be expected to demonstrate. Parents are not expected to have the expertise to check that the child knows the throw! Speaking from experience, do not practice any of the moves with your children – you will be surprised at how capable they are of throwing a much larger adult and the living room floor is much less forgiving than a Judo mat! 🙂
For children under the age of 8, the syllabus is here:
Children aged 8 and above follow the Mon grade syllabus:
The full grading structure can be found on the Judo Scotland web site here. That page details all of the belt colours and stripes. The easiest way to put stripes on a belt is to use electrical tape.
If you have any questions about the grading process or your child’s progress, please ask one of the coaches.