Kyu - Red Belt
Traditional etiquette in the dojo - Bowing on entering and
leaving the dojo - Correct form of addressing senior grades
on the mat - personal and mat cleanliness - personal safety.
- The defences against wrist holds are required early in the
syllabus as they incorporate most of the basic body movements
of Ju Jitsu.
Kyu - Yellow Belt
The techniques required at this level are intended to introduce
the idea of the use of the attacker's body position against
Kyu - Orange Belt
First defences against striking attacks - emphasising the
need to close with the attacker (a hallmark of this Ryu),
and introducing major throwing techniques.
Kyu - Green Belt
4th Kyu - Purple Belt
These grades teach defences against a broadening range of
attacks and encourage greater development of fluidity and
Kyu - Blue Belt
The first of the senior Kyu grades, requiring a high degree
of skill and control.
Kyu - Brown Belt
Defences against edged weapons - a high degree of skill is
required to disarm the attacker without injury to the defender.
Defences against multiple attackers.
"Sitting-in" as an observer at gradings begins at
this level and some teaching practice of lower grades is required.
Kyu - Brown Belt, one red tag
Defences against firearms and multiple attackers. Embu are
introduced at this level to promote fluidity and awareness
This grade is the most senior Kyu grade and as such a very
high standard is required in every aspect of the practice
of Ju Jitsu.
First Kyu's can expect to be used as assistant instructors
on occasion and will be expected to act as examiners at Kyu
gradings under the supervision of Dan grades.
- Marks will be given on the effectiveness of techniques,
control of the attacker, stability during technique, and the
ability to demonstrate dangerous techniques without injury.
Failure in any of these areas will mean failure of the grading
as a whole. All techniques can be required right or left hand
and can be repeated at the examiners discretion.