Kyu Grades

Kyu grading system

Whether you are 17 or 70 the Kyu grading system is designed to develop your judo and help you progress in the sport. Judoka will follow a progressive study of techniques and look to demonstrate these at regular gradings to be promoted through the judo pathway.

Kyu Grade Syllabus

Learn the techniques you need to progress through the Kyu Grades.

Kyu Grade Syllabus

National Gradings

Gradings are the backbone of the sport of Judo. Our National Gradings gives JudoScotland senior members that are of 4th Kyu or above the opportunity to progress through the Grading system by demonstrating their technical knowledge or through demonstrating their competitive ability.

What to Expect

The JudoScotland National Grading is a full-day event, designed to engage our senior members and provide a positive experience. The programme for each National Grading will be:

Opening Ceremony
Official Welcome
Kyu Grade Contest
Dan Grade Contest
Theory Test
Line Ups

JudoScotland aims to host fair, safe and consistent gradings to all who attend. For more information about the next National Grading and how to get involved, visit the events calendar.

If you are unsure if a National Grading is for you, speak to your coach for their advice.


JudoScotland values the hard work of our member clubs without whom we wouldn’t be able to develop Judo in Scotland.


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.


Coaches are at the front line of judo and are an integral part of clubs. We provide continuous professional development for coaches already on the pathway.

"If there is effort, there is always accomplishment."

Jigoro Kano