​​​​​​​​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



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

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

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

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


                          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


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.


1.Lynn Roethke(Silver)Seoul 1988

2.Margaret Comez(Bronze)Seoul 1988

3.Kayla Harrison(Gold)London 2012