Kai Grades

Start your Judo grading journey

Start your Judo grading journey with our Kai grades! Designed to help support those under 8 develop the foundations they need in a fun and supportive way to prepare them for a life in judo.

Kai Grade Syllabus

Learn what you need to know to progress through the Kai Grades:

Kai Grade 1 - 3Kai Grades 4 - 6Kai Grades 7 - 9

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As a JudoScotland member get access to a free e-book of Judo terminology from Koka Kids.

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Moving on From Kai Grades

When you turn 8, your coach may convert you to the Mon Grade Syllabus. Your existing Kai grade will be converted as follows:


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We want to make judo accessible to whoever wants to take part, as a JudoScotland member you will have access to a variety of benefits.


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