Judo Saskatchewan Grading Committee

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 two: Kyu Grades (White to Brown) and Dan Ranks (Black).
The Kyu grades are defined in the Mudansha (Kyu) grade syllabus and are administered by clubs across the country.  These levels are designed to progressively learn judo techniques and culture. 
Dan grades include 10 degrees starting from the black belt (Shodan). These degrees were created in order to perfect the techniques and to develop the culture of judo.  Dan grades are defined in the Yudansha (Dan) grade syllabus and are administered by Judo Canada Grading Committee and Provincial /Territorial Grading Committees. 

Yudansha Grading for June 3rd-4th, 2022  Application Deadline April 14, 2023

Competitive Stream – Saturday, June 3 (in conjunction with Kata Clinic)
Technical Stream – Sunday, June 4
Location: TBD
Time: Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - till completion

All potential candidates for both streams must have their grading documents filed with Judo Canada by April 14, 2022 or they will not be eligible for the grading.
There are no exceptions to this rule.

Please read the grading guidelines above. A link to the Judo Canada website is also provided there to access the application forms for each stream. Please note that the Head Instructor for the candidate must give his/her approval before the application process is started. The Provincial Grading Committee will give their approval upon notification by Judo Canada. Please feel free to contact any member of the Grading Committee if there are still questions.



Judo Saskatchewan Grading Process Guidelines

Last updated Jan 15, 2022.

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