Gradings

Depending upon your age group, there are different coloured belts available. Generally, any coloured belt aside from black is a “Student” grade, while black (Dan) is a “Masters” grade

Seniors

For Seniors (both male and female), there are 6 grades before black, denoted by different coloured belts:-

  • Red – 6th Kyu
  • Yellow – 5th Kyu
  • Orange – 4th Kyu
  • Green – 3rd Kyu
  • Blue – 2nd Kyu
  • Brown – 1st Kyu

The current Senior “Kyu grade” syllabus can be found on the BJA website

Juniors

Junior grades have the same coloured belts, but have 3 grades (called ‘Mon’) per belt. These are signified by stripes on the end of the belt.

  • Red – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Mon
  • Yellow – 4th, 5th, 6th Mon
  • Orange – 7th, 8th, 9th Mon
  • Green – 10th, 11th, 12th Mon
  • Blue – 13th, 14th, 15th Mon
  • Brown – 16th, 17th, 18th Mon

The current Junior “Mon grade” syllabus can be found on the BJA website

Dan Grades

Grading information for Dan grades can also be found on the BJA website