More resources for gradings

December 29, 2009

The BJA have put together a web site which provide details of the Kyu grade syllabus requirements. Some of the demonstrations are perhaps not perfect technically but it gives a clear idea of the techniques.

The site is at the link below. Choose the relevant grade from the bar at the top and you will see the required techniques. The division of techniques into 3 mon grades is for junior grades only, the senior kyu grade with one grade per belt includes all techniques.


Technical news

December 29, 2009

For those who have been following the discussion around probable rule changes for judo contests, you will probably not be surprised to hear that the IJF have confirmed that the proposed rules will come into force in 2010 and be valid in the first instance until the end of 2012.

There are changes to the trialled rules – the “super shido”, whereby 2 leg grabs resulted in Hansoku Make has been made harsher. Direct leg grabs will now be an immediate Hansoku Make.

See notes on the rules here:

Some example videos of “good” and “bad” techniques are at the link below. Note that some of these interpretations seem as potentially confusing as the rules.

Merry Christmas

December 29, 2009

Hope you all had a good christmas.

Late reporting, but before the end of term James and Anton went along to the Salisbury Low Grade competition and each came home with bronze medals for their respective weight categories in the Orange belt and under section of the competition. There are some photos here :

Judo will start again on Tuesday January 5th. Hope to see lots of people there – its a good way to take your mind of impending exams!
Judo kicks off again