Classification of Judoka for Men Women

A+:
• Placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the Olympic and/or World Championship.

A:
• Team member of the Olympic, World Championship, and /or Pan American Games.
• Placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the class “A” International Tournament.

B:
• Placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the U.S Senior National and/or any other point receiving International Tournament.

C:
• Placing  1st, 2nd or 3rd at Regional Championship in the Black belt Division.
• Placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at Ladder Tournament, National Collegiate, and any non-point qualifying
• InternationalCompetitions.
• Placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at World Masters Competitions.

D:
• Placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at local championship in the Black belt Division.
• Placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Masters category at the US Senior Nationals.

E:
• Competes in any tournament 3 times or more a year in the Black Belt Division.
• Earn points according to the number of wins at Regional Promotional Competitions.



Kata Requirement for Men

Shodan: Nage no kata
Nidan: Nage no kata
Sandan: Nage no kata & Katame no Kata
Yonan: Nage no kata & Katame no Kata
Godan: Kime no Kata & Ju no Kata
Rokudan: Kime no Kata & Ju no Kata & Kodokan Goshinjutsu
Shichidan: Koshiki no Kata & Itsutsu no Kata
Hachidan: Koshiki no Kata & Itsutsu no Kata

Kata Requirement For Women

Shodan: Nage no kata & Ju no Kata
Nidan: Nage no kata & Ju no Kata
Sandan: Katame no Kata
Yonan: Ju no Kata & Katame no Kata & Kime no Kata
Godan: Ju no Kata & Kime no Kata
Rokudan: Ju no Kata & Kodokan Goshinjutsu
Shichidan: Koshiki no Kata & Itsutsu no Kata
Hachidan: Koshiki no Kata & Itsutsu no Kata


 

Minimum Age I Minimum Time in Grade for Men & Women

Age A+ A B C D E
Sho dan 14 Non. Non. Non. Non. 2Non. Non.
Ni dan 14 1/2yr 1/2yr lyr. 1-1/2 yr. 2 1/2 yr. 4 yr.
San dan 14 1yr 1-1/2yr. 2yr. 2 1/2 yr. 3 1/2 yr. 6 yr.
Yo dan 14 lyr 1-1/2 yr. 3 yr. 4 yr. 5 1/2 yr. 9 yr.
Go dan 20 1-1/2 yr 3 yr. 5 yr. 6 yr. 8 yr. 12 yr.
Roku dan 27 5 yr 6 yr. 7 yr. 9 yr. 12 yr. 16 yr
Shichi dan 33 6 yr 9 yr. 12 yr. 15 yr. 19 yr.
Hachi dan 42 9 yr 12 yr 15 yr. 18 yr. 22 yr

 

Retired – Non Competitors by Recommendation / Time in Grade for Men & Women

Sho dan 1yr. 1yr. 2 yr. 3 1/2 yr. 5 1/2 yr.
Ni dan 2 yr. 4 yr. 5 1/2 yr. 6 1/2 yr. 8 yr.
San dan 4 yr. 6 yr. 7 1/2 yr. 9 yr. 12 yr.
Yo dan 3 yr 6 yr. 8 yr. 10 yr. 12 yr. 15yr
Go dan 5 yr 8 yr. 10 yr. 12 yr.
Roku dan 7 yr 10 yr. 12 yr. 15 yr.
Shichi dan 8 yr 12 yr. 14 yr. 17 yr.
Hachi dan 12 yr 15 yr. 18 yr. 21 yr.