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Dan Syllabus

FOR MEN AND WOMEN (Contest and Theory Requirements)

This syllabus came into effect 1st January 1981 and supersedes all previously publishes syllabi.

GENERAL NOTES

Promotion for Senior members, both men and women, to and within the Dan grades up to a level of 5th Dan is based on skill in contest, and on theoretical knowledge and ability to demonstrate specific techniques. Contests will be with members of the same sex and equal grade. For promotion from 1st Kyu to 1st Dan and above, candidates may enter a promotion examination only once in any calendar month. Candidates are referred to the Contest Rules as they are required to be conversant with them

A FEW OTHER POINTS

  • All demonstrations of throws should be given with the candidate and partner moving as in light randori, so that this approximates more to the contest situation.

  • The printed syllabus includes a short glossary.

  • For 1st Kyu to 1st Dan, and for promotion within the Dan grades, theory can be taken before or after the contest requirements: it can be at the same event as the contests, or can be a completely separate event. For the theory examination, a special exam form will be used and the completed exam form will be sent to the National Dan Grade Registrar (signed by the examiner(s)). If the candidate is successful, the examiner will make an entry in his/her points card “Completed theory requirements for ….. Dan”, plus date. venue and signatures. No minimum number of candidates is necessary — a theory exam can be held for one person if required — and a full contest area is not necessary. However, as this is a technical examination, for a theory exam for 1st Kyu to 1st Dan, there must be one full Senior Examiner, and for theory exam for promotion within the Dan grades, there must be two full Senior Examiners.

  • Candidates for non-competitive promotion and for non-competitive recognition of grades from other associations should pass the appropriate section of the theory examination.

  • Candidates for examination must wear clean Judogi and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene (clean feet. finger-nails and toe-nails cut short, etc.). Hair must be secured back. if it is long enough to impede the opponent. No metallic or hard object may be worn. (Rings must be removed; it is not sufficient to cover them with adhesive tape).

PROMOTIONS INTO AND WITHIN THE DAN GRADES

Theory Requirements

The theory part of the syllabus for promotion into and within the Dan Grades consists of the following sections:

I SINGLE TECHNIQUES

II RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

Combination techniques in which the second technique is a continuation of the first in the same or similar direction

III RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

Combination techniques in which the second technique uses the reaction of the opponent to throw in a completely different direction

III RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

Combination techniques in which the second technique uses the reaction of the opponent to throw in a completely afferent direction

IV RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

Counter techniques

V RENRAKUWAZA, KAESHIWAZA, NIGEWAZA (Newaza)

Combination and counter techniques in newaza and techniques following escapes from osaekomiwaza.

VI NAGE-NO-KATA/KATAME-NO-KATA

Marking:

I SINGLE TECHNIQUES

each technique is given a score of 10. 7. 5. 3 or nil.

II RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

III RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

IV RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

IV RENRAKUWAZA, KAESHIKUWAZA, NIGEWAZA (Newaza)

Each pair of techniques is given a score of 10, 7, 5, 3, or nil

VI Kata

A total score of 60 per set is available. which takes into account the overall presentation of the sets chosen, as well as the correctness of the individual techniques.

SECTION I – SINGLE TECHNIQUES

One from each section: mark of 10. 7, 5, 3 or nil for each technique. Possible total of 100
(A) Tachiwaza

First Set

Second Set

Third Set

Fourth Set

Fifth Set

Ogoshi Ashi-guruma Osoto-gari De-ashi-barai Kate-guruma
Uki-goshi Oguruma Kosoto-gari Okuri-ashi-barai Koshi-guruma
Tsuri-goshi Harai-goshi O-uchi-gari Sasae-tsuikomi-ashi Yama-arashi
Tsurikomi-goshi Hane-goshi Ko-uchi-gari Harai-tsurikomi-ashi Tani-otoshi
Tai-otoshi Uchimata O-uchi-gake Hiza-guruma Yoko-otoshi
Ippon-seoinage Harai-makikomi Ko-soto-gake Uki-otoshi Yoko-wakare
Morote-seoinage Hane-makikomi Osoto-guruma Tomoe-nage Yoko-gake
Seoi-otoshi Soto-makikomi Morote-gari Sumi-gaeshi Uki-waza

(B) Newaza

First Set

Second Set

Third Set

Fourth Set

Fifth Set

Hon-kesa-gatame Hon-kami-shiho-gatame Nami-juji-jime Hadaka-jime Ude-garami
Kuzure-kesa-gatame Kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame Gyaku-juji-jime Okuri-eri-jime Juji-gatame
Ushiro-kesa-gatame Hon-yoko-shiho-gatame Kata-juji-jime Kata-ha-jime Ude-gatame
Makura-kesa-gatame Kuzure-yoko-shiho-gatame Tsuki-komi-jime Sode-guruma-jime

SECTION II – RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

First Set

Second Set

Third Set

Fourth Set

Seoi-nage to Seoi-otoshi Ogoshi to Uki-goshi Tai-otoshi to Uchi mata O-soto-gari to Nidan-ko-soto-gari
O-uchi-gari to Ko-uchi-gari O-uchi-gari to Ko-soto-gake Ippon seoi-nage to Kata-guruma Ippon seoi-nage to Uchi-maki-komi
Hiza-guruma to Harai-goshi O-soto-gake to O-soto-gari Ko-soto-gari to Tani-otoshi Harai-goshi to Soto-maki-komi

SECTION III – RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

First Set

Second Set

Third Set

Fourth Set

Ko-uchi-gan lo Tai-otoshi Uchi-mata to Ko-uchi-gari Ashi-guruma to Tani-otoshi De-ashi-barai to Tomoe-nage
Hiza-guruma to O-soto-gari O-uchi-gari to Tsuri-komi-ashi Harai-gosni to Osoio-gake Ippon-seoi-nage to Ko-uchi-gake
Ko-uchi-gari to Ippon-seoi-nage Sasae-tsurikomi-ashi to De-ashibarai O-soto-gake to Seoi-oloshi O-soto-gari to Yoko-wakare

SECTION IV – RENZOKUWAZA (Nagewaza)

First Set

Second Set

Third Set

Fourth Set

Harai-goshi countered by Ushiro-goshi O-uchi-gari countered by Ko-soto-gari Hiza-guruma countered by O-uchi-gari Tsuri-komi-goshi countered by Utsuri-goshi
Uchi-mata countered by Tai-otoshi Ko-soto-gari countered by Uchi-mata Okuri-ashi-barai countered by Tsubamegaeshi Harai-goshi countered by Ura-nage
Ko-uchi-gari countered by Harai-tsurikomi-ashi O-soto-gari countered by Osoto-gaeshi De-ashi-barai countered by Ko-uchi-gari Ashi-guruma countered by Te-guruma

SECTION V – RENRAKUWAZA KAESHIWAZA, NIGEWAZA (Newaza)

Nagenokata

First Set

Second Set

Third Set

Fourth Set

Kuzure-kesa-gatame to Ude-garami Kesa-gatame to Hiza-gatame Kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame to Ushiro-kesa-gatame Tate-shiho-gatame to Juji-gatame
Escape from kesa-gatame into Kuzure-kesa-gatame Escape from Yoko-shiho-gatame into San-gaku-gatame Kata-juji-jime countered by Hiza-gatame Escape from Yoko-shiho-gatame into Kata-te-kata-ashi-jime

SECTION VI – NAGENOKATA, KATAMENOKATA

Nagenokata

First Set
(te-waza)

Second Set
(koshi-waza)

Third Set
(ashi-waza)

Fourth Set
(ma-suteml-waza)

Fifth Set
(yoko-suteml-waza)

Uki-otoshi Uki-goshi Okuri-ashi-barai Tomoe-nage Yoko-gake
Ippon-seoi-nage Harai-goshi Sasae-suri-komi-ashi Ura-nage Yoko-guruma
Kata-guruma Tsuri-komi-goshi Uchi-mata Sumi-gaeshi Uki-waza

Katamenokata

First Set
(osae-waza)

Second Set
(shime-waza)

Third Set
(kansetsu-waza)

Kuzure Kesa-gatame Kata-juji-jime Ude-garami
Kata-gatame Hadaka-jime Juji-gatame
Kami-shiiho-gatame Okuri-eri-jime Ude-gatame
Yoko-shiho-gatame Kata-ha-jime Hiza-gatame
Kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame Gyaku-juji-jime Ashi-garame

REQUIREMENTS

For Promotion from 1st Kyu to 1st Dan

Maximum possible mark

I Single techniques — one from each section (examiners choice) 100
II Renzokuwaza — one set (candidate’s choice) 30
III Renrakuwaza — one set (candidate’s choice) 30
IV Kaeshiwaza — one set (candidate’s choice) 30
V Renrakuwaza / Kaeshiwaza / Nigewaza (newaza) — one set (candidate’s choice) 20
PASS MARK = 150 210

For Promotion from 1st Dan to 2nd Dan

Maximum possible mark

I Single techniques — one from each section (examiners choice) 100
II Renzokuwaza — two set (candidate’s choice) 60
III Renrakuwaza — two set (candidate’s choice) 60
IV Kaeshiwaza — two set (candidate’s choice) 60
V Renrakuwaza / Kaeshiwaza / Nigewaza (newaza) — two set (candidate’s choice) 40
PASS MARK = 225 320

For Promotion from 2nd Dan to 3rd Dan

Maximum possible mark

I Single techniques — one from each section (examiners choice) 100
II Renzokuwaza — three set (candidate’s choice) 90
III Renrakuwaza — three set (candidate’s choice) 90
IV Kaeshiwaza — three set (candidate’s choice) 90
V Renrakuwaza / Kaeshiwaza / Nigewaza (newaza) — three set (candidate’s choice) 60
VI Nage-no-kata — one set (candidate’s choice) 60
PASS MARK = 400 490

For Promotion from 3rd Dan to 4th Dan

Maximum possible mark

I Single techniques — one from each section (examiners choice) 100
II Renzokuwaza — four set (candidate’s choice) 120
III Renrakuwaza — four set (candidate’s choice) 120
IV Kaeshiwaza — four set (candidate’s choice) 120
V Renrakuwaza / Kaeshiwaza / Nigewaza (newaza) — three set (candidate’s choice) 80
VI Nage-no-kata — one set (candidate’s choice) 60
PASS MARK = 425 600

For Promotion from 4th Dan to 5th Dan

Maximum possible mark

I Single techniques — one from each section (examiners choice) 100
II Renzokuwaza — four set (candidate’s choice) 120
III Renrakuwaza — four set (candidate’s choice) 120
IV Kaeshiwaza — four set (candidate’s choice) 120
V Renrakuwaza / Kaeshiwaza / Nigewaza (newaza) — three set (candidate’s choice) 80
VI Nage-no-kata — one set (candidate’s choice) 60
AND Katame-no-kata — one set (examiner’s choice) 60
PASS MARK = 550 660

NOTE: Marking is out of the total for all sections, so that a poor performance in one section can be compensated for a very good performance in other sections.

PROMOTIONS INTO AND WITHIN THE DAN GRADES — Contest, Time and Age Requirement.

Section A — Points Record

Points are accumulated in various types of shiai – these are Promotion Examination contests or tournaments or both. However. if a candidate is successful in a Pro­motion examination. i.e.. completion of line-up, this will take priority over the amassment of points, and over Section B (Time Requirements), but the candidate must still satisfy Section C (Age Limitation).

In order to be eligible to 90 on to the line-up sec­tion in a Promotion Examination candidates must have a minimum of two, maximum of three. individual contests with a minimum of two wins by Ippon if under 30 years of age: 17 points if over 30 years of age. Where possible, candi­dates should not have in their line-ups other can­didates they have previously met in individual contests.

Section B — Time Requirements

Candidates must have completed the minimum period of time within their grade before being promoted. having also satisfied Sections A and C. There are no time requirements for candi­dates who complete a line-up.

Section C — Age Limitations

A candidate must have attained the age require­ment specified for the grade to which he aspires. having also satisfied Sections A and B.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCORING POINTS TOWARD PROMOTION

Tournaments at which men and women can score points:

Group One Tournaments

  • Olympic Games

  • World Championships

  • European Individual Championships

  • (Senior and Junior)

Group Two Tournaments

  • National Team Championships

  • Home International Championships

  • Approved 3-star and above Tournaments (see note)

Conditions under which men and women can score points:

Group One Tournaments

Only medalists will score points, which will be as follows:

  • Bronze Medal – 20 points

  • Silver Medal – 35 points

  • Gold Medal – 50 points

Group Two Tournaments

In this class of contest, points of 7 or 10 scored by waza-ari or Ippon against equal and superior B.J.A. graces will accumulate. Points scored against lower grades do not apply to the candi­date’s points record.

In any contest terminated by sogo-gachi (com­pound win) the winner gains seven points towards promotion (i.e. points for the waza-ari will count. but not points for the penalty).

Similarly, if the contest is terminated by hansoku­make (disqualification) or by kiken-gachi (win by withdrawal), then it the winner has already scored waza-ari he/she will be awarded seven points towards promotion. Naturally for any con­test terminated by fusen-gachi (win by default), no points are awarded.

In a contest where both competitors have gained waza-ari the winner does not get any points towards promotion, because the contest will be won by either one, three or five points, none of which count towards promotion. The two waza-ari have, in effect, cancelled each other out.

Points accumulated towards promotion that are gained in Groups 1 and 2 will be recorded in the competitor’s points scoring card by the National Points Recording Officer or appointed deputy working from the official results of the competi­tion. The Promotion Points Recorder will be supplied with the official results of all tournaments whether in Group 1 or 2.

It should be noted that all contests in each group are official B.J.A. contests or where the player has entered a contest under the aegis of the B.J.A. Other contests will not contribute to the candidates points record.

All points scoring events in Group 2 must have B.J.A. referees officiating.

Notes re: Approved 3-Star Tournaments

For tournaments to be point-scoring, they must have a minimum 3-star rating under the B.J.A. National Tournament Licensing Scheme. The Tournament Director must apply for the event to be point scoring when applying for the Tournament License. If approved, this will be indicated on the Tournament License displayed at the event.

Points scored at such events will be entered in the competitors points scoring cards by a responsible official and a duplicate of the results of the event from the preliminary rounds to the finals will be sent to the National Dan Grade Registrar within 30 days of the event.

CONDITIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

Section A — In recording points, these are derived in the following way:

PROMOTION EXAMINATION CONDITIONS

Candidates may enter Promotion Examinations once per calendar month. The candidate will compete against opponents who hold the same grade: he/she will never compete against higher or lower grades. Any results gained in Promotion Examinations will be converted into the points system and recorded and certified in the candi­date’s points card by a Senior Examiner officiat­ing. In addition, the Senior Examiners will com­plete the examination sheet with all details, this being the official record for the Promotion Panel. For line-ups, each contest must be of equal maximum time duration.

INDIVIDUAL CONTESTS AND LINE-UP CONTESTS

Each Promotion Examination is divided into two parts. individual contests and line-up contests. Every examination will commence with the indi­vidual contests. The candidates will be required to compete in a minimum of two, maximum of three individual contests only in this part. If his/her results merit it, he/she will then be re­quired to go on to part 2. a line-up. The line-up will consist of three opponents only, and if the results are satisfactory he/she will be certified as having successfully completed Section A regardless of the number of previously amassed points (if any). It still remains for the candidate to satisfy the age limitation.

The candidate who fails to gain sufficient results in the individual contest part of the Promotion Examination to go on to the line-up contests part will have any successes converted into the points system and recorded in his/her points card in the manner laid down. These points will accumulate, with others. to carry him/her for­ward to eventual promotion, providing he/she satisfies the other conditions. The successes gained do not apply only to the individual con­tests. thus if he/she is selected as a member of the line-up opposing a more successful candidate and he/she gains a results, this will be converted into points

The candidate who is selected to take a line-up and who fails to complete it will have any results achieved Converted into the points system.

Results Requirements Chart — Over 30 years of age

  • Individual Contest Part Wins totalling 17 points

  • Line-up Part Win, Win, Win

  • Section A Completed

Note: To be successful in a line-up a candidate must have three wins, the minimum result being and two waza-ari’s which when converted into ­points amount to 24 points. Any combination of results which fail to show three wins or adds up to less than 24 points will mean that the candidate is unsuccessful. A hike-wake will terminate the line-up.

Results Requirements Chart — Over 30 years of age

  • Individual Contest Part 2 Wins by Ippon

  • Line-up Part Win, Win, Win

  • Section A Completed

NOTE: To be successful in a line-up a candidate must have three wins by Ippon.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CANDIDATES FOR A PROMOTION EXAMINATION

In order for candidates to attempt the examina­tion there must be a minimum of six candidates of the same grade present. Three, four or five candidates may, if they wish, have a maximum of three individual contests for the purpose of scoring promotion points.

PROMOTION EXAMINATIONS – FREQUENCY

Men and women are permitted to enter one pro­motion examination per calendar month.

Section A

When sufficient points are amassed the candi­date should send his/her record book

and points card to the Dan Grade Registrar. If the candi­date is successful at a promotion examination, i.e., completion of line-up, the Senior Examiner concerned will retain the record book and points card of the successful candidate(s) to send with the examination form to the National Dan Grade Registrar.

When a candidate enters the contest part of a Promotion Examination he/she will be expected to continue with contests as required by the examiners, regardless of whether he/she has reached the total number of points required to complete Section A.

Section B

To satisfy the section. the candidate must have proof of contest activity, contained within his/her points scoring card. where every Promotion Examination or Tournament will be recorded.

Where more than two years have elapsed with­out any record of activity in the candidate’s points scoring card he/she will have failed to satisfy Section B, but may enter an examination to obtain evidence of contest activity. The candidate shall then re-appear at a subsequent examination where, having presented to the examiners written evidence of other job activity for the period of seniority claimed (e.g.. competi­tions other than those officially listed, refereeing or teaching). the written evidence shall be for­warded with the candidate’s Record Book. etc.. to the Promotion Panel before final ratification of grade.

Section C

Examiners may ask for proof of age. and date of birth must be entered in points card and record book.

DAN GRADE SECTION

Under 30 Years of Age

SECTION A & B POINTS AMASSED AND TIME REQUIREMENTS

SECTION C

 

POINTS

Time

AGE REQUIREMENT

1st Kyu to 1st Dan

Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 6 months as active 1st Kyu Minimum Age 15 Years

1st Dan to 2nd Dan

Not Less Than 200 Points Minimum of 1 year as active 1st Dan Minimum Age 17 years
Not Less Than 150 Points Minimum of 2 years as active 1st Dan
Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 3 years as active 1st Dan

2nd Dan to 3rd Dan

Not Less Than 200 Points Minimum of 18 months as active 2nd Dan Minimum Age 19 years
Not Less Than 150 Points Minimum of 3 years as active 2nd Dan
Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 4 years as active 2nd Dan

3rd Dan to 4th Dan

Not Less Than 200 Points Minimum of 2 years as active 3rd Dan Minimum Age 22 years
Not Less Than 150 Points Minimum of 4 years as active 3rd Dan
Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 6 years as active 3rd Dan

4th Dan to 5th Dan

Not Less Than 200 Points Minimun of 3 years as active 4th Dan Minimum Age 26 years
Not Less Than 150 Points Minimum of 5 years as active 4th Dan
Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 7 years as active 4th Dan

5th Dan to 6th Dan and Above

Special consideration by Management Committee

Over 30 Years of Age

NOTE: Candidates over 30 years of age may elect to be considered under the ‘Under 30 Years of Age’ Section

1st Kyu to 1st Dan

Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 6 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 75 Points Minimum of 18 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 50 Points Minimum of 3 years as active 1st Kyu

1st Dan to 2nd Dan

Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 6 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 75 Points Minimum of 18 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 50 Points Minimum of 3 years as active 1st Kyu

2nd Dan to 3rd Dan

Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 6 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 75 Points Minimum of 18 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 50 Points Minimum of 3 years as active 1st Kyu

3rd Dan to 4th Dan

Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 6 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 75 Points Minimum of 18 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 50 Points Minimum of 3 years as active 1st Kyu

4th Dan to 5th Dan

Not Less Than 100 Points Minimum of 6 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 75 Points Minimum of 18 months as active 1st Kyu
Not Less Than 50 Points Minimum of 3 years as active 1st Kyu

5th Dan to 6th Dan and Above

Special consideration by Management Committee