Improving Your Judo Rank

In order to gain rank within the USJA (United States Judo Association) you are required to possess the knowledge of that belt. Below are a few links to help get you started.

Below are the requirements written by the USJA and must be complete before testing.

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Junior Ranks

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00

yello

01-02

orange

03-04

greeen

05-06

blue

07-08

purp

09-10

Senior Ranks

  • Novice

    Belt: White
  • 6th Kyu

    Belt: Yellow
  • 5th Kyu

    Belt: Orange
  • 4th Kyu

    Belt: Green
  • 3rd Kyu

    Belt: Brown
  • 2nd Kyu

    Belt: Brown
  • 1st Kyu

    Belt: Brown
 
 

The chart below denotes belt color, minimum TIG, points, and the number of sign-offs required for each Senior Dan rank (1st to 10th Dan).



IMPORTANT NOTE: Only those with documented activities at the highest levels are considered for high dan promotions. Sixty percent (60%) or more of the activities must be at the levels shown as follows or higher. Activities that include those for visually impaired (VI), such as Parapan Games, Para World, and Paralympics, also meet this requirement equally.