Compiled by Yondan (4th Degree Blackbelt) Alwyn Grobbelaar 2019.04.15
THE STUDY OF FREESTYLE JUDO (As it ought to be) & JUDO
The study of Judo is the study of your body, your mind and your heart. Ultimately, it is the study of your character.
Judo has two major ideals: Maximum Efficiency and Mutual Welfare and Benefit. Both of these are foundations of the goal of Judo, which is the “harmonious development and eventual perfection of human character”.
Judo has several aspects: recreation, physical fitness, competition, self-defense, art, social activity, service, etc. At some points during their training, the Judoka will concentrate on one or two of these. At other times, the Judoka will be working on several of these aspects. The important thing to remember is that Judo is big enough for all of these things.
Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club Martial Arts
Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club Martial Arts is a diverse and inclusive club, incorporating the many varied aspects of Judo. The goal of our instructors is to help you get what you want and what you need out of Judo, and to put back into Judo what you can.
As a consequence, we have a Judo club that welcomes those studying Judo for any of its multitude of benefits. Most are interested in several, if not all, of the aspects of Judo.
Likewise, Judo training is encouraged for men and women, boys and girls, regardless of age, background or physical condition. It is imperative, however, that the students inform the instructors of any physical condition which may require a modification of their training, specifically including but not limited to chronic injuries or illnesses which may affect their safety or the safety of others.
RULES OF THE DOJO
1. Students must never use their Judo skill outside of Judo activities, except in self-defense.
2. Students must show respect for themselves, their Sensei, their classmates, and most importantly, their family.
3. Students are responsible for their own safety, and the safety of all of their classmates, throughout the class.
4. Students should bow (rei) to all partners when beginning and finishing training sessions with them.
5. Uniforms should be clean, in good repair, and properly worn at all times. This includes keeping nails trimmed and bodies clean, especially your feet.
6. Courtesy and attentiveness are requirements for showing respect, and should be practiced in the Dojo at all times.
7. Students must rei (bow) onto and off of the practice mat when starting or ending a training session, and should not leave the mat without the permission of the instructor. Emergency situations are obviously an exception.
8. Students should be dressed and ready to participate when class time begins. If a student is running late, they may not come on the mat without the instructor bowing them on.
9. There will be no eating, drinking, or gum chewing on the practice area.
10. No jewelry or sharp objects may be worn on the mat. If you have a piercing which cannot be removed, it must be taped and covered in such a way that it presents no danger.
11. Questions are allowed, encouraged, and expected. Arguing with instructors or upper belts will not be tolerated.
12. It is discourteous, and unsafe, to turn your back to a partner. Students should face their partner at all times, including when adjusting their uniform. The exception to this is if modesty dictates turning away from them.
NOTE: This courtesy is the opposite of most other Martial Arts. If a guest of another club, please follow their rules. If we have guests, please allow for these differences.
13. REMEMBER. Judo training should be fun, but must be taken seriously.
14. Always and compulsory to wear shoes / Slip-ons to when coming to the Dojo, to and from the mat
Syllabus can be downloaded here:
MUDANSHA BELT GRADE (Below Black Belt Grade) from Age7/8-Up
FREESTYLE JUDO SOUTH AFRICA ORGANIZATION ALLIANCE MUDANSHA_YELLOW Kukyū .pdf
FREESTYLE JUDO SOUTH AFRICA ORGANIZATION ALLIANCE MUDANSHA_ORANGE Rokkyū .pdf
FREESTYLE JUDO SOUTH AFRICA ORGANIZATION ALLIANCE MUDANSHA_GREEN Gokyū.pdf
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION MUDANSHA_ BLUE Yonkyū.pdf
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION MUDANSHA_SANKYU 3rd Class BROWN Belt.pdf (BROWN 3)
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION MUDANSHA_NIKYU 2nd Class BROWN Belt.pdf (BROWN 2)
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION MUDANSHA_IKKYU 1st Class BROWN Belt.pdf (BROWN 1)
YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_SHODAN 1st Grade Black Belt.pdf
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_NIDAN 2nd Grade Black Belt.pdf
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_SANDAN 3rd Grade Black Belt.pdf
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_YONDAN 4th Grade Black Belt (Under Construction)
YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS GODAN, ROKUDAN and HIGHER:
These Yudansha Grades are Promotional Grades
Applicants for the ranks of Godan must be able to successfully perform all technical skills and meet all criteria for all previous rank requirements as well as be able to successfully teach these technical skills. In addition, applicants for the ranks of Godan or higher must be actively involved in FJSAOA or Freestyle Judo on (at the minimum) a national level. Promotions of Godan must be submitted to the JBBSAA Promotion Board for approval, after approval by the JBBSAA and FJSAOA will the apply to the IJBBA Promotional Board for approval and grading.
1-Minimum age requirement is 35 years old.
2-Applicant must be a current FJSAOA and JBBSA member and pass the FJSAOA and IJBBA background check.
3-At this point in a judoka’s career, it is required that the applicant for this rank choose an area of expertise, either in coaching, working as a mat official or referee or in some other capacity. If the applicant chooses coaching as his or her area of expertise, the applicant must have successfully completed any coach education course or program endorsed by the FJSAOA/JBBSAA-or hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or its equivalent) in the field of physical education (or related fields) from an accredited university or college. If the applicant chooses as his or her area of expertise the area of judo officiating or refereeing, he or she must have been active as a mat official at FJSAOA or IFJA (AAU) sanctioned or endorsed judo tournaments on the national level for a minimum of four (4) years and be currently active as a mat official or referee at national FJSAOA or IJFA (AAU) judo tournaments. If the applicant for this rank chooses an area of expertise as that of an athlete, he or she must be active in local, regional and national FJSAOA and IFJA (AAU ) judo tournaments. If the applicant for this rank chooses another area of expertise of his or her choosing, he or she must consult the JBBSAA Promotion Board and then IJBBA Promotion Board and inform the Board of this area of expertise and coordinate with the Board as to how to proceed to meet established goals that the board may require.
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_GODAN 5th Grade Black Belt (This will be a IJBBA Belt Grading)
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_ROKUDAN 6th Grade Black Belt (This will be a IJBBA Belt Grading)
INTERNATION BELT GRADING AT THE IJBBA IN AMERICA:
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_SHICHIDAN 7th Grade Black Belt
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_HACHIDAN 8th Grade Black Belt
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_KUDAN 9th Grade Black Belt
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_JUDAN 10th Grade Black Belt
JUDO BLACK BELT SOUTH AFRICA ASSOCIATION YUDANSHA (BLACK BELT) SYLLABUS_JUICHIDAN 11th Grade Black Belt