​​​​Rank Requirements for Rokkyu  (Yellow Belt)

Minimum time in grade is two months (16) classes as a USJA member. Pass the SAGA Judo yellow belt test.

There's a demonstration, vocabulary and general info portion to each test.

          1(Throwing Techniques) and (Counter Techniques)

Demonstrate set one of the Gokyo No Waza and the counters

1.De-Ashi-Harai- the advancing foot sweep counter with Tsubame Gaeshi-The Swallow

2.Hiza-Guruma- Knee WheelThrow

3.Sasae-Tsuri-Komi-Ashi-BlockingLift Pull Foot

4.Uki-Goshi-Floating Hip Throw

5.Osoto-Gari-Big Outer Reap-counter with Osoto Gaeshi-Big Outer Counter

6.O-Goshi-Big Hip Throw- counter with Tani-Otoshi-The Valley Drop

7.O-uchi-Gari-Big Inner Reap-counter with O-Uchi-Gashi-Big Inner Counter

8.Morote-Seoi-Nage-Two Hand Shoulder Throw, and Ippon Seoi-Nage-One Hand Shoulder Throw

        Demonstrate Three throws from the Shinmesho-No-waza

1. Morote Gari- Two Hand reap

2.Kuchiki-Taoshi-Dead Tree Drop

3.kibisu-Gaeshi-Heel Trip

          2. (Combination Techniques)

Demonstrate two throwing combination. Use throws from set one of the Gokyu No Waza

1.Transition from a throw to Juji-Gatame -Cross armlock

2.Transition from a throw to (Tateshiho- Gatame -mount ) to Nami Juji-Jime

          3.(Throwing Defense)

Demonstrate two defenses against throwing attacks

1.Step Around with your left foot to stop a Hip Throw

2. Step Around with right foot to keep from being thrown forward 

​          4. (Gripping Forms)

Demonstrate two grips and a throw from each

1.Sleeve and Lapel Grip from your preferred side (R vs R or L vs L)

2.Sleeve and through armpit back grip

          5.Grip Breaking

Demonstrate two grip breaks



​          6. (Pinning Technique)

Demonstrate two Holding Techniques

1.Kesa-Gatame-Scarf Hold

2.Tateshiho-Gatame- Mount 4-corners hold

​          7. (Strangulation Techniques)

Demonstrate two strangulation techniques

1.Nami-Juji-Jime-Normal Cross Strangle

2.Gyaku--Juji-Jime-Reverse Cross Strangle

          8.(Joint Locking Technique)

Demonstrate two joint locking techniques

1.Juji-Gatame-Cross Arm Lock

2.Ude-Garami-Bent Arm Lock

          9. (Ground work Entry Techniques)

Demonstrate two ways to attack when you are on your hands and knees with someone on your back.

Demonstrate two ways to turnover someone that's on their hands and knees or lying face down.

          10. (Ground work Escapes)

Demonstrate two escapes from Kesa Gatame and Tateshiho Gatame

​Demonstrate two ways to escape when your opponent has one of your legs entangled



Passing score is 70% .That means you can only miss 19 total .The Demonstration and the written will be counted together .On the demonstration part you will be judged on how well you perform. If you get a 0 on a technique that means you just didn't know it at all or confused it with another. I'll give you the opportunity to try that technique again. 

Referee Calls



3.Shido------------Small penalty

4.Osaekomi-------Hold down secured

5.Ippon ------------Full point awared ,you have won the Match.       

Terminology for Rokkyu

1.Ju------- Flexible,Yielding or Gentle

2.Do-------Principle or Way


4.Ukemi---The Art of Break Falling


6.Gi---------Uniform for Judo

7.Randori--Practice tournament play

​8.Rei--------To Bow

9.Ritsu Rei--Standing Bow

​10.Za Rei--Kneeing Bow

11.Seiza--Sitting on Knees

12.Anza -sitting cross leg

​Judo Information for Rokkyu Test

​1.Judo was founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. His school was the Kodokan in Tokyo Japan 

2.Judo Slogans 

    1.Jita Kyoei -Mutal Benefit 

    2.Seiryoku Zenyo- Making the Maximum Efficient use of Body and Mind 

    3.The 2 Classifications of Nage Waza

        1.Standing Techniques-Tachi Waza

        2.Sacrifice Techniques-Sutemi Waza

4.The 3 parts of a Judo Throw

     1.Kuzushi - to off balance your opponent 

     2.Tsukuri- Entering in for your throw

     3. Kake- Completing the throw

5. The Name of your Judo Association is the 

      United States Judo Association

6.The Name of your Judo club is SAGA Judo.

SAGA Judo was started in 2009 by Joseph Wells.The Club's USJA Charter # is NC4247

6.The School our Judo team represents is SAGA Combat Systems .SAGA Combat was founded in 2008 by Scott White.




Jr First Degree

Time in grade is two months (16) classes as USJA Member

1.  (Throwing Techniques) and (Counter Techniques) 

​Demonstrate the first four throws of the Gokyo No Waza and the counters

1. De-Ash-Hari - the advancing foot sweep counter with Tsubame Gaeshi - The Swallow

2. Hiza-Guruma- Knee Wheel Throw

3.Sasae-Tsuri-Komi-Ashi - Blocking Lift Pull foot

4. Uki-Goshi-Floating Hip Throw

2. (Combination Techniques)

Demonstrate one moving skill while doing a throwing combination


3. (Throwing Defenses)

Demonstrate 1 defense against throwing attacks

1. Inside Leg Step Around

4.(Gripping Forms)

Demonstrate 1 grip and a throw from each

1. Sleeve and Lapel Grip

5. Grip Breaking

Demonstrate one grip brake



Demonstrate 1 Pinning Technique

1. Kesa-Gatame-Scarf Hold

7.(Ground work Entry Techniques)

Demonstrate one way to attack when you are on your hands, and knees with someone on your back.

8.(Ground work Escapes)

Demonstrate an escpae from Kesa Gatame

Japanese Vocabulary

1. Sensei - Judo Teacher

2. Nage -Judo Throw

3. Osaekomi - Pinning 

4. Randori-Practice Fighting

5. Kuzushi-To Break the balance

6. Ukemi - Break Falls

7. Kiyotsuke -to stand in Attention

General Information 

1.  The name of your judo organization is?

The U.S. Judo Association 

2.  The founder of Judo is?

Jigoro Kano

3. The name of the school he founded is?


4.  The year Judo was founded was?


5. SAGA Judo was started in 2009 by Joseph Wells .The USJA Charter number is NC4247

​Jr 2nd Degree

Time in grade is two months (16) classes

1.Throwing Techniques and Counter Techniques

Demonstrate throws 5 threw 8 of the first set the Gokyo No Waza

5. O-Soto-Gari-Big Outer Reap --Counter with O-Soto-Gaeshi--Big Outside Counter.

6.O-Goshi-Big Hip Throw-- Counter with Tani-Otoshi--The Valley Drop

7.O-Uchi-Gari-Big Inner Reap-- Counter with O-Uchi Gaeshi- Big Inner Reap Counter

8.Morote-Seoi-Nage-Two Hand Shoulder Throw

2.Combination Techniques

Demonstrate two Combinations .The combination can be linking  two throws or a throw to a pin .

3.Throwing Defense

Demonstrate two defenses against throwing attacks 

1. Inside leg Step around 

2. Outside leg Step around 

4.Gripping Forms

Demonstrate 2 grips and a throw from each

1. Sleeve and Lapel Grip

2.Sleeve and through the armpit back grip

5.Grip Breaking

Demonstrate two grip breaks 



6.Pinning Techniques

Demonstrate two Pinning Techniques 

1. Kesa-Gatame- Scarf Hold

2.Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame-Modified Scarf Hold

7.Ground work Entry Techniques

Demonstrate one way to turn over someone that is face down on the mat.

8.Ground work Escapes

Demonstrate an escape from Kuzure-Kesa- Gatame

9. Break Falling

Demonstrate four Break Falling Techniques

1.Front rolling Fall 

2. Front Fall

3.Back Fall

4. Side Fall 

Jr 2nd Written test

Japanese Vocabulary

1.Tournament -Shai

2.Bow- Rei

3.Receiver of a technique- Uke

4.Person doing the technique- Tori

5.Stop- Matte

6. Start- Hajime

7. Gentle Way -Judo

​8. Gentle Art- Jujitsu

9.Give up .Tap Out -Maitta!!


Technique you choose from for turning over your opponent 

1.Kata-Ha-Jime turn over

2.Double Lapel Turnover

​3.Sakaku Turnover