The grades in Judo are denoted by coloured belts as folows:
Yellow Belt 5th Kyu
Bely 4th Kyu
Brown Belt 1st Kyu
Black Belt 1st - 5th Dan
Red and White Belt 6th - 8th Dan
Gradings are held every 12 weeks and these are
seen as a method of measuring progress, rather than an examination.
students will usually attend one of the North London British Judo Council's area gradings, where as well as taking
part in the grading they get the opportunity to train with people other than their regular club members and hence
make new friends.
On occasions grading for students below green belt will be carried out at the club. But usually
students will attend area, regional or national gradings.