Judo uses a progression system to promote participants who have attained specific skill and knowledge proficiencies. This progression is tracked using different colours of belts. The progression system is divided in twoKyu Grades (White to Brown) and Dan Ranks (Black).

The Kyu grades are defined in the Kyu Grading Syllabus and are managed by the clubs throughout Canada. The Dan ranks are defined in the Dan Grading Syllabus and are managed by the Provincial/Territorial Grading Boards as well as Judo Canada’s Grading Board. Canadian Judoka graded to a Dan Grade may request recognition and a diploma from foreign organizations.


FOREIGN RECOGNITION:

IJF Recognition Form


GRADING RESOURCES: 
https://www.judocanada.org/development/grading/

Judo Saskatchewan Grading Board

  • Dale Berglund, Rokudan
  • Robb Karaim, Godan
  • John Renouf, Yondan
  • Blair Doig, Yondan
  • Kate Schneider, Yondan
  • Brian Cook, Godan (Chair)

Grading Documents

There is a new online document for grading applications from Judo Canada. These forms are no longer to be sent to the PGB. For Shodan to Yondan grading. Please use the Judo Canada online form on their website.

Judo Canada Online Application for Grading

Related Grading Downloads:

Note: This document is to be type written, signed, and sent in by the candidate's sensei.


JUDGING KATA:  https://www.judocanada.org/development/veteran-kata/

Additional information about GRADING and KATA is available from Judo Canada http://www.judocanada.org/ and International Judo Federation  http://www.intjudo.eu

Kata Judge Certification

Judge Nage no Kata Katame no Kata Ju no Kata Goshin Jutsu Kime no Kata
Brian Cook Nat A Nat A Nat A Nat A Nat B
Dale Berglund Nat A Nat A Nat C Nat C Nat A
Robb Karaim Nat A Nat A Nat B Nat B Nat C
Pat Pattison Nat A Nat B   Nat B Nat A
John Renouf Nat A Nat A Nat A Nat C  
Brady Burnett Nat A Nat C      
Jim Wiens Nat C Nat A Nat A    
Ross Kostron   Nat B   Nat B  
Blair Doige Nat C   Nat C    
Kim Bergey Kaip Nat A Nat A Nat B Nat A Nat A
Robert Beaumont Nat A        
Kate Schneider Nat A Nat A      
Lorna Hattum Snider Nat A Nat A      
Andrew MacLeod Nat B Nat A      
Ezra Lalonde   Nat B      
April Wanamaker   Nat A      
Carol Bowie   Nat B      
April Wanamaker   Nat A      
Grant Miller   Nat A      
Mike Soares   Nat C      

Last updated May 3, 2019.

Congratulations!

The following promotions have been approved by Judo Canada.

August 25, 2019

Promoted to Sandan
  • Maxx Karaim
Promoted to Nidan
  • Chris Hodgson
  • Ezra Lalonde
Promoted to Shodan
  • Tyrell Stringer
  • Max Litzenberger

December 16, 2018

Promoted to Shodan
  • April Wanamaker
  • Stas Sheshnev

August 12, 2018

Promoted to Yondan
  • Brady Burnett
Promoted to Sandan
  • Grant Miller
Promoted to Shodan
  • Jennifer Macleod Wallace
  • Vladislav Sheshnev
  • Curtis Suberlak

December 9, 2017

Promoted to Yondan
  • Jim Wiens
  • Kate Schneider
Promoted to Nidan
  • Tristin Hoffarth
  • Andrew MacLeod
Promoted to Shodan
  • Tyler Kostron

August 13, 2017

Promoted to Sandan
  • Ross Kostron
Promoted to Shodan
  • John Kuba
  • Rob McKay
  • Stacy Morrison

March 10, 2016

Promoted to Rokudan
  • Dale Berglund

November 26, 2016

Promoted to Nidan
  • Jack Karaim

August 16, 2016

Promoted to Sandan
  • Mike Horvey
  • Ryan Finn
Promoted to Nidan
  • Warren Seib
  • Maxx Karaim
Promoted to Shodan
  • Alex Li
  • Dianne Dornstauder

December 12, 2015

Promoted to Nidan
  • Sean Morrison
  • Blair Taylor
Promoted to Shodan
  • Aidan Skaf
  • Tristin Hoffarth
  • Ezra Lalonde
  • Brandon Morrison
  • Josie Lehner
  • Chad Litzenberger

August 16, 2015

Promoted to Yondan
  • Nancy Jewitt-Filteau
Promoted to Sandan
  • Frank Bier
  • Ron DePauw
Promoted to Nidan
  • Melvin Kozlowski

December 7, 2014

Promoted to Nidan
  • Jeannine Yuen
Promoted to Shodan
  • Kel Ostapowich
  • Jack Karaim

August 24, 2014

Promoted to Yondan
  • Blair Doige
Promoted to Shodan
  • Chris Hodgson
  • Deborah McKay
  • Bryce Martindale
  • Maxx Karaim
  • Alex Poliakiwski
  • Sydney Poliakiwski

March 29, 2014

Promoted to Nidan
  • Ross Kostron

November 29, 2013

Promoted to Shodan
  • T. V. Taylor

November 16, 2013

Promoted to Shodan
  • Barry Metivier

July 28, 2013

Promoted to Nidan
  • Michael Horvey
  • Vernon MacDonald
Promoted to Shodan
  • Emily Schaan
  • Carol Bowie

December 29, 2012

Promoted to Shodan
  • Chelys Vallejo

November 19, 2012

Promoted to Yondan
  • Harry Heaton
Promoted to Sandan
  • Chris Dornstauder
Promoted to Nidan
  • Glen Miller
  • Darryl Potts

June 9, 2012

Promoted to Sandan
  • Lorna Hattum-Snider
Promoted to Shodan
  • Ross Kostron
  • Christen Chambers
  • Ray Ference
  • Sean Morrison

May 6, 2012

Promoted to Godan
  • Toshi Shinmura
  • Kim Bergey-Kaip

December 2, 2011

Promoted to Godan
  • Robb Karaim

August 27, 2011

Promoted to Yondan
  • John Renouf
Promoted to Nidan
  • Garth Rivers
Promoted to Shodan
  • Bishop Sommerfeld

June 11, 2011

Promoted to Shodan
  • Blair Taylor
  • Neil Gendzwill
  • Blaine Chartrand

April 30, 2011

Promoted to Sandan
  • Jim Wiens
Promoted to Shodan
  • Michael Horvey

December 11, 2010

Promoted to Sandan
  • Kate Schneider
Promoted to Shodan
  • Nicole Dyck

August 28, 2010

Promoted to Godan
  • Brian Cook

August 21, 2010

Promoted to Godan
  • Ewan Beaton

June 5, 2010

Promoted to Sandan
  • Brady Burnett
Promoted to Shodan
  • Ray Martin
  • Bob Evoy
  • Andrew MacLeod
  • Keon Burnett

December 5, 2009

Promoted to Yondan
  • Pat Pattison

June 13, 2009

Promoted to Shodan
  • Jeannine Yuen
  • Andrew Yuen
  • Warren Seib
  • Alicia Stever
  • Kendall McArthur

April 25, 2009

Promoted to Nidan
  • Ian MacDonald
Promoted to Shodan
  • Marc Beausoleil
  • Jordan Poliakiwski