Judo Orange Belt (Gokyu) Requirements

Ne-Waza (Techniques on the Ground)

  • Four Stripe White Belt in BJJ (Covers most groundwork requirements)
  • How to Escape Kesa Gatame (3)

Tachi-Waza (Standing Techniques)

  • 8 Throws
  • 6 Combinations (Can be throw to throw, or throw to pin, or throw to submission)
  • 4 Throw Defenses
  • 2 Counter Throws
  • 3 Ways to Grip
  • 2 Grip Breaks


1. Attention!: Kiyotsuke
2. Bow: Rei
3. Begin!: Hajime
4. Stop!: Matte
5. Practice hall for judo: Dojo
6. Teacher: Sensei
7. Sitting on knees: Seiza
8. Sitting crossed legged: Anza
9. Following foot walking: Tsugi Ashi
10. Normal walking: Ayumi Ashi
11. Judo uniform: Judogi/Gi
12. Judo practitioner or player: Judoka
13. Person performing technique: Tori
14. Person receiving technique: Uke
15. Left: Hidari
16. Right: Migi
17. Falling methods or ways: Ukemi
18. Falling methods to the rear: Koho Ukemi
19. Forward rolling falling: Zempo Kaiten Ukemi
20. Free practice: Randori
21. Formal prearranged routine practice: Data
22. Tournament: Shiai
23. (Straw, Japanese) judo mats: Tatame
24. Holddown! (referee's call): Osae Komi
25. Holddown broken! (referee's call): Toketa
26 One point! (referee's award): Ippon
27 Almost ippon!(referee's award, 1/2 point): Waza Ari
28 Near wazaari! (referee's award: Yuko
29 Near yuko! (referee's award): Koka
30 That is all! (referee's call): Sore made
31 Sixth class (kyu) judo rank: Rokyu/Rokkyu
32 Yes!: Hai
33 No!: Iie
34 Please: Onegai Shimasu
35 Thank you: Domo Arigato
36. Note! (referee's call for slight penalty): Shido
37 and 38 removed due to rule change
39. Loss by rule violation (referee's call): Hansoku Make
40. Decision! (call by referee for judges' decision):Hantei
41. Don't move! (referee's call): Sono Mama
42. Continue! (referee call): Yoshi
43. Fundamental natural posture: Shizen Hontai
44. Fundamental defensive posture: Jigo Hontai
45. Off balance: Kuzushi
46. Entry into a throw: Tsukuri
47. Execution of a throw: Kake
48. Sweeping action done with the leg: Harai/Barai
49. Reaping action done with the leg: Gari
50. Dashing action done with the leg: Gake/Kake
51. Springing action done with the leg: Hane
52. Throw (noun): Nage
53. Technique(s): Waza
54. Throwing technique(s): Nage Waza
55. Hand: Te
56. Hand techniques: Te Waza
57. Foot or Leg: Ashi
58. Foot techniques: Ashi Waza
59. Big or major: O
60. Little or minor: Ko
61. Waist or hip: Goshi/Koshi
62. Waist or hip techniques: Koshi Waza
63. Major hip throw: Ogoshi
64. Outside: Soto
65. Inside: Uchi
66. Major outside reaping throw: OsotoGari
67. Internal force or spiritual energy: Ki
68. Shout to gather inner strength: Kiai

General Info

1. What is the name of your club? Tennessee BJJ and Judo Club
2. Name of Instructor? Rick Sparks
3. What is the name of your judo organization? USJA-United States Judo Association
4. Who was the founder of judo? Dr. Jigoro Kano
5. What is the name of the school he founded? The Kodokan
6. What is the date of the founding of Kodokan Judo? 1882
7. What was unarmed combat called in Japan before judo? Jujitsu
8. How long had unarmed combat martial arts been practiced in Japan? About 600 to 1000 years
9. Name the three parts of unarmed combat in:
a. Throwing Techniques / Nage Waza
b. Grappling Techniques / Katami Waza
c. Striking Techniques / Atemi Waza
10. Name the three parts of a judo throw in English and Japanese.
a. Offbalance/ Kuzushi
b. Entry / Tsukuri
c. Completion / Kake
11. List the belt ranks in order by color: White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Brown, Black
12. Name the two divisions of throwing techniques in English and Japanese.
a. Standing Techniques / Tachi Waza
b. Sacrificing Techniques / Sutemi Waza
13. Name the three divisions of standing throwing techniques in English and Japanese.
a. Hand Techniques / Te Waza
b. Hip Techniques / Koshi Waza
c. Foot & Leg Techniques / Ashi Waza
14. Name the two divisions of sacrifice throwing techniques in English and Japanese.
a. Back Sacrificing Techniques / Ma Sutemi Waza
b. Side Sacrificing Techniques / Yoko Sutemi Waza
15. What are the ordinal numbers between one and ten in Japanese?