British Judo Association (BJA) 6TH MON — 7TH MON Grading requirements for belt.

Welcome to another in this series on the BJA (British Judo Association) Mon grade syllabus. This series is designed to help you as a parent ensure that your child feels confident they know all they need to know before attending a grading. This helps ensure they have a positive experience. For more information the official BJA guidance is available at

Official requirements for 7th Mon from BJA:

• Ko-uchi-gari
• Tsuri-komi-goshi
• O-goshi

Combination Techniques:
• O-uchi-gari into Ko-uchi-gari
• Ko-uchi-gari into O-soto-gari
Counter Techniques:
• O-uchi-gari countered by Tsuri-komi-goshi
• escape
– from Kesa-gatame using ‘bridge and roll’
– into Kesa-gatame from between Uke’s legs’

• demonstration of light Randori with a co-operative partner
Candidates are required to:
select and demonstrate two tachi-waza and one osae-komi-waza from the BJA Technical Grading Syllabus
Candidates are required to:
know the common English translations and meaning of all Japanese terminology used in this section
give two examples of actions against the contest rules
translate the following Japanese words into their common English names and where appropriate explain their meaning:
Uke  Tori    Waza-ari-awasete-ippon
demonstrate the proper procedures for coming onto and leaving the mat during a contest
1.  Randori is introduced for this grade. It is to be demonstrated in the form of light randori of approximately three minutes
duration. The examiner will expect to see a variety of waza and kumi-kata and, if possible, throws to both right and left
sides. Although there are no specified requirements the judoka should understand and observe the simple regulations
and terminology governing Randori, including the correct method for signalling submission.
2. For the personal choice element, the judoka may select any waza from the BJA Technical Grading Syllabus but it is
recommended that less advanced techniques are chosen at the stage.

Below are some images and words that may help you understand what is being described above so you can help your child learn the requirements for their next Judo belt.

Ko Uchi Gari from

Ko Uchi Gari from

Tsuri Komi Goshi from

Tsuri Komi Goshi from

O Goshi from

O Goshi from

O Uchi Gari to Ko Uchi Gari from

Ko Uchi Gari into O Soto Gari from

O-uchi-gari countered by Tsuri-komi-goshi from

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  1. Scarlet Hodge says:

    the videos and information was fantastic and very helpful, thankyou.

    it would also be really helpful if a translation for the terminology used

    was displayed too.

  2. LanceW says:

    I’ll see what I can do for extra translations

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