Intermediate Belts

 
 
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White belts

In order to be promoted to a black-yellow belt, focus is on the skills needed to practice judo safely and the basic throws that are foundational to more advanced judo techniques.

These techniques include:

  • Falling techniques

  • Basic throws

  • Basic sweeps

  • Basic pins

 
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black / yellow BELTS

In order to be promoted to a black-orange belt, students build on their prior foundations of safety and fun, to explore new slightly more challenging techniques.

These techniques include:

  • Rolling techniques

  • ground grappling techniques

  • guard & guard passing

  • intermediate sweeps & trips

  • Additional pins

 
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black / Orange BELTS

In order to be promoted to a black-green belt, students must being mastering a few of the key foundational throws including Seoi nage. Additionally, they will start learning the art of competition through sparring (randori):

These techniques include:

  • Ippon Seoi Nage

  • Sparring techniques (gripping, posture, foot movement)

  • Intermediate leg reaps

  • Pin combinations

 
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black / Green BELTS

In order to progress fully as a black-green belt, students must have mastered foundational throws, reaps and trips and can begin to apply them dynamically in sparring.

Additional techniques include:

  • Intermediate level throw: Harai Goshi

  • Sparring defensive concepts (hip blocking)

  • Transition from standing to ground work

  • Sparring offensive concepts (attack timing, volume)

  • basic chokes

 
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black / blue BELTS

In order to progress fully as a black-blue belt, students must have mastered foundational throws, reaps and trips and can begin to apply them dynamically in sparring.

Additional techniques include:

  • Intermediate level throw: Tai Otoshi

  • Sparring defensive concepts (hip blocking)

  • Sparring offensive concepts (attack timing, volume)

  • Advanced chokes (sankaku jime)