Minimum Time in grade is 5 months 40 classes in Gokyu  before you can be tested for Yonkyu

1.Yusei Gachi----Win by Decision 

2.Waza-Ari-Awaste-Ippon -----Win by adding to half points-no longer used rule change 2017

3.Kachi------------- Win 

4.Make-------------- Loss 

5.Kiken-Gachi------Win if opponent withdrawals during a match.

​Referee Calls​

1.Mitsuyo Maeda ,a student of the founder of Judo (Jigro Kano) is known for being the father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

2.Mitsuyo Maeda born 1878 in Aomori Japan, died in Brazil in 1941. He held a 7th dan black belt Judo rank.

3.Mitsuyo Maeda theory for combat was that combat had different phases,and a fighter should keep the fight in the phase where he is the strongest.

4.The son's of Gastao Gracie were Mitsuyo Maeda's first Judo students in Brizil.

5.The 4 sides of the Dojo

    1.Upper seat-Kamiza

     2.Upper Side-Joseki

     3.Lower Seat-Shimoza

     4.Lower Side-Shimoseki 

Judo Info for Yonkyu 

1.Tokui Waza ---your favorite throw

2.Sute-Geiko ----Practice throwing without resistance from your partner

3.Keiko-------------To Practice

4.Shumatsu ------ Cool down exercise

5.Jubi Undo ------ To warm up 

6.Kappo/ Katsu--- Resuscitation Techniques 

7.Ki-------------------- your Spiritual Energy

8.Kiai------------------ To shout to release your energy while performing a technique

9.Ayume-Ashi-Normal walking 

10.Tsugi Ashi-Following foot walking 

11.Shizen Hontai-Basic natural posture

​12.Jigo-Hontai-Basic defensive posture

Terminology for Yonkyu    


1.Nage Waza (Throwing Techniques)  & Kaeshi Waza (Counter Throwing)

Set-3 (Dai-Sankyo)

1.Ko-Soto- Gake- Small outside Hook 

2.Tsuri-Goshi-Lifting Hip - Counter with O-Tsuri-Goshi -Large Lifting Hip Throw

3.Yoko-Otoshi-side Drop

4.Ashi-Guruma-Foot Wheel

5.Hane-Goshi-Spring Hip Throw -Counter with Hane-Goshi-Gaeshi-Spring Hip Counter

6.Harai-Tsuri-Komi-Ashi-Sweeping lift Pull Foot

7.Tomoe-Nage -Circle Throw-Counter with Ko-Uchi-Gari-Small inside Reap

​8.Kata-Guruma-Shoulder Wheel

2.Renwaku Waza (combination Techniques)

Demonstrate six combination .Choose throws from set 1,2,and 3 of the Gokyu No Waza.

3.Bogyo (throwing Defense)

Demonstrate two defense against throwing attacks

1.Blocking the hip with your hip by rotating to avoid or twisting to block

2.Blocking the hip  with your hand

4.Kumi Kata (Gripping Forms)

Demonstrate two grips and a throw from each

1.Cross grip

2.Over the shoulder belt grip

5.Grip  Breaking

Demonstrate two grip breaks . Don't use the same from your 6thKyu or 5thKyu test

Katame Waza  (Grappling Techniques)

6.Osaekomi Waza ( Holding Techniques)

Demonstrate two Holding Techniques 

1.Kata-Gatame-Shoulder Hold

2.Uke-Gatame-Floating Hold

7.Shime Waza-(Strangulation Techniques)

Demonstrate two strangulation techniques

1.Sode-Guruma-Sleeve wheel Strangulation

​2.Katate-Jime-One Hand Strangulation

8.kansetsu Waza (Joint Locking Techniques)

Demonstrate  two joint techniques

1.Te-Gatame-Hand Arm Lock

2.Waki-Gatame-Arm Pit Arm lock

9.Hairi Waza (Matwork Entry Techniques)

Demonstrate matwork techniques that you didn't use on your 6thkyu  or 5thkyu test

1.Demonstrate two ways to turn over an opponent that's in Turtle guard

2.Demonstrate two ways to attack when you are in Turtle guard

3.Demonstrate two ways  to pass guard  and  get in a position  to get a submission

4.Demonstrate two ways  to  submit an opponent from guard

10.Fusegi (Matwork Escapes)

1.Demonstrate two ways to escape from kata-Gatame

2.Demonstrate two ways to escape from Uki-Gatame

3.Demonstrate two ways to escape from Juji-Gatame

​Rank Requirements For Yonkyu (Green Belt)

Passsing score is 75% .That means you can only miss 15 .The Demonstration and the Written will be counted together .On the demonstration part you'll be judged on how well you perform .If you get a 0 on a technique that means you didn't know iit at all,or confused it with another . I'll give you the opportunity to try that technique again