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


1.Throwing Techniques  & Counter Throwing Techniques

    Demonstrate 6 throws from same side gripping (right vs right, left vs left)- Ai Yotsu .and 2 from opposite side gripping ( right vs left -left vs right)-Kenka Yotsu

Set-3 (Dai-Sankyo) .Show all 8 from the right side ,then 3 from left  

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

                          Demonstrate 3 of the throws that were removed from Judo 1920 and added back in 1982

1.O-soto-Otoshi-Big Outside Drop

2.Tawara-Gaeshi--Rice Bag Reversal 

3.Uchi-Maki-Komi-Inside Winding Throw

2. Combination Techniques

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

2 of the 6 combinations do from Kenka Yotsu grips (Uke takes a left handed grip )

3. 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.Gripping Forms

Demonstrate two grips and a throw from each

1.Same side 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

  Grappling Techniques

6.( Pinning Techniques

Demonstrate two Holding Techniques 

1.Kata-Gatame-Shoulder Hold

2.Uki-Gatame-Floating Hold

7.Strangulation Techniques

Demonstrate two strangulation techniques

1.Sode-Guruma-Jime- Sleeve wheel Strangulation

​2.Katate-Jime-One Hand Strangulation

8.Joint Locking Techniques

Demonstrate  two joint techniques

1.Te-Gatame-Hand Arm Lock

2.Waki-Gatame-Arm Pit Arm lock

9. Ground work Entry Techniques

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

1.Demonstrate entry into Uki-Gatame from Uchi-Mata

2.Demonstrate entry into Katate-Jime from a hold down

3.Demonstrate Ashi-Garami from Tomoe-Nage 

10. Ground work Escapes

1.Demonstrate a way to escape from kata-Gatame and Uki- 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 


1.Yusei Gachi----Win by Decision 

2.Waza-Ari-Awaste-Ippon -----Win by adding to half points-no longer used rule change 2017, then it was added back in 

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.Name the 3 types Throwing Techniques (Nage Waza)

   1.  Hip Techniques -Koshi Waza

2.Hand Techniques- Te Waza

                     3.Leg/Foot Techniques-Ashi Waza

Name The Four 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