​​​​​​​​Rank Requirements For Nikyu(2nd class Brown Belt)

Minimum time in grade is 8 months,64 classes in Sankyu before you can test for Nikyu. Passing score is 85%

1.Nage Waza & Kaeshi Waza(Throwing & counter throwing techniques)

                          Demonstrate set five of the Gokyo-No-Waza from right and left side .

                          1.O-Soto-Guruma - Big Outside Wheel

                          2.Uki-Waza - Floating Technique

                          3.Yoko-Wakare - Side Separation

                          4.Yoko-Guruma - Side Wheel - use as a counter to O-Goshi

                          5.Ushiro-Goshi - Rear Hip Throw - use as a counter to Koshi Guruma

                          6.Ura-Nage - Back Throw - use as a counter to Hane-Goshi

                          7.Sumi-Otoshi - Corner Drop

                          8.Yoko-Gake - Side Sweeping Drop

2.Renwaku Waza(Combination Techniques)

                          Demonstrate 10 combinations use throws from set 1 through set 5 and link pins and submissions with throw

                           Example 1. Link Hari Goshi to -O Soto Gari to-Uki Gatame to-Juji Gatame

                                              (Sweeping Hip Throw-to Big Outside Reap to-Knee on belly to Cross Arm Lock) 

3.Bogyo(Trowing Defense)

                          Demonstrate two defenses against Foot Sweep.

                          Demonstrate two defenses against Hip Throw

4.Kumi Kata(Gripping Forms)

                          Demonstrate two gripping and a throw from each

                          1.Double sleeve grip 

                          ​2.Both hands on one sleeve grip 

​                          Demonstrate two standing arm bar grip breaks

                          1.Ude-Hishigi-Zempaku-Gatame grip break against a high lapel behind the head grip

                          2.Ude-Hishigi-Zempaku-Gatame grip break against a sleeve grip

Katame Waza (Grappling Techniques)

5.Osaekomi Waza(Holding Techiques)

                          Demonstrate two Holding Techniques

                          1.Tateshiho-Gatame- Vertical Four Corners Hold Down

                          2.Kamishiho-Gatame-Upper Four Corners Hold Down

6.Shime Waza(Strangulation Techniques)

                          Demonstrate two variations of the following Strangulation Techniques

                          1.Okuri-Eri-Jime-Sliding Lapel Strangulation

                          2.Jikoku-Jime-The Hell Strangle

7.Kansetsu Waza(Joint Locking Techniques)

                          Demonstrate two joint locking techniques

                          1.Hara-Gatame-Stomach Arm lock

                          2.Ashi-Gatame-Leg Arm lock

8.Hairi Waza(Matwork Entry Techniques)

                         1. Demonstrate two ways to turn over an opponent that is face down( low turtle guard )

                         2. Demonstrate entry into Okuri-Eri-Jime

                         3. Demonstrate two ways to break half guard when you have your opponent in a hold down

                         4. Demonstrate a way to transition to a submission from Tateshiho-Gatame

                         5. Demonstrate a transition to a submission from Kamishiho-Gatame

9.Fusegi(Matwork Escapes)

                         1. Demonstrate two ways to escape from Tateshiho-Gatame

                         2.Demonstrate two ways to escape from kamishiho-Gatame

                         3.Demonstrate two escapes from Okuri-Eri-Jime

                         4.Demonstrate an escape from Hara-Gatame

10.Formal and Basic Techniques

                         1.Tai-Sabaki-Methods of moving and turning

                         2.Demonstrate Three ways to fit in for a throw-Tsukuri

                         3.Demonstrate set one and set two of Nage-No-Kata

                         4.Demonstrate set one and set two of Katame-No-kata


2nd Class Brown Belt Written Test

Terminology For Nikyu

                          1.Obi---------------------------------Belt

                          2.Eri----------------------------------Lapel

                          3.Tatami-----------------------------Judo Mats

                          4.Tai-Sabaki------------------------Body Movement

                          5.Zori---------------------------------Japanese Sandal

                          6.Hidari------------------------------ Left

                          7.Migi---------------------------------Right

                          8.Bushido----------------------------The way of the Warrior

                          9.Budo--------------------------------Martial Arts

                          10.Jujitsu-----------------------------Gentle Art

Judo Information for Nikyu

Kata of Kodokan Judo

                           1.Nage-No-Kata-----------------------------------Forms of Throwing

                           2.Katame-No-Kata--------------------------------Forms of Grappling

                           3.Ju-No-Kata---------------------------------------Forms of Gentleness

                           4.Kime-No-Kata-----------------------------------Forms of Decision

                           5.Goshinjitsu-No-Kata--------------------------Forms of Self Defense

                           6.Joshi-Goshin-Ho-------------------------------Women's form of Self Defense

                           7.Itsutsu-No-Kata---------------------------------Forms of Five

                           8.Koshiki-No-Kata-------------------------------Antique Forms

                           9.Seiryoku-Zenyo-Kokumin-Taiiku---------Maximum Efficiency Physical Education Exercises

Judo Senior Ranks and Belt Color

Seven Student Ranks

                           1.Shichikyu----------------------------------------7th class--------------------white belt

                           2.Rokkyu-------------------------------------------6th class--------------------yellow belt

                           3.Gokyu---------------------------------------------5th class-------------------orange belt

                           4.Yonkyu--------------------------------------------4th class-------------------green belt

                           5.Sankyu--------------------------------------------3rd class-------------------brown belt

                           6.Nikyu-----------------------------------------------2nd class------------------brown belt

                           7.Ikkyu-----------------------------------------------1st class-------------------brown belt

Ten Dan Ranks

                           1.Shodan--------------------------------------------1st degree-----------------black belt

                           2.Nidan-----------------------------------------------2nd degree---------------black belt

                           3.Sandan---------------------------------------------3rd degree---------------black belt

                           4.Yodan-----------------------------------------------4th degree---------------red and black belt

                           5.Godan----------------------------------------------5th degree----------------red and black belt

                           6.Rokyudan-----------------------------------------6th degree----------------red and whitebelt

                           7.Shchidan------------------------------------------7th degree----------------red and white belt

                           8.Hachidan------------------------------------------8th degree----------------red and white belt

                           9.Kudan-----------------------------------------------9th degree---------------red belt

                           10.Judan----------------------------------------------10th degree-------------red belt

United States Judoka that were the first to place in the Olympic Games

Men

1.Jim Bregman{Bronze)Tokyo 1964

2.Robert Berland(Silver)Los Angeles 1984

To this date no US men have gotten gold in the Olympic Games in Judo.

Women

1.Lynn Roethke(Silver)Seoul 1988

2.Margaret Comez(Bronze)Seoul 1988

3.Kayla Harrison(Gold)London 2012


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