Kin Ryu Judo Club


Junior Grades (BJA)


There are nine junior (first) grades, called "SHO" and 18 junior (gateway) grades, called "MON".


The Sho Awards are grading awards which focus on developing fundamental movement skills for 5 to 7 year olds.


The Sho awards are comprise 9 separate awards which are designed to help coaches reward young players while they develop fundamental physical, technical, social and psychological skills.


The Mon Grades system is a distinctive feature of judo with promotion to different coloured belts based on technical ability, knowledge and understanding as well as supplementary knowledge of Japanese terminology.


Although there is no contest requirement in the Mon Grade system there is a progressively structured randori element at the higher grades.


BJA Grading Page | BJA Sho Grade Info & Syllabus | BJA Mon Grade Info & Syllabus