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and find out more about
Koka Kid's new competition!
Children from Reception to Year 6 show their
progress through coloured stripes that can be added
to their belts. (See picture).
Coloured stripes are handed out in classes by the
Sensei and are to be sewn onto the belts at home.
Order of coloured stripes:
Yellow x 3
Orange x 3
Green x 3
Blue x 3
Brown x 3
Black x 3
Once all possible coloured stripes have been attained the
child will progress to their next coloured belt.
Ippon 'Ten points'. Award of ippon decides the winner
and ends the match. This can be achieved:
- If the referee judges the player has thrown their opponent
flat on their back
- Pinning an opponent for 20 seconds
- Forcing a submission with a choke, strangle or joint lock
Waza-ari '7 points'. This can be achieved:
- If the referee judges the player has thrown their opponent ¾
on their back
- Pinning an opponent for 15 seconds
When two waza-ari are awarded in the same match, it is
considered to be same as ippon and the match will end.
Osaekomi: When the referee calls this means a hold / pin is starting up to 15 - 20 seconds
Toketa: When the referee calls this Hold / pin broken before 15 - 20 seconds
Two types of penalties may be awarded. A shido is awarded for minor rule infringements. Each player has 4 penalties before they are disqualified (known as a hansoku make).
Shidos can be given for:
·Intentionally injuring an opponent
·prolonged period of non-aggression (not attacking)
·Grabbing an opponents legs are not allowed.
·Punching, kicking, and other strikes are not allowed.
·Touching the opponent's face is not allowed.
·Attacking joints other than the elbow is not allowed.
·Head dives are not permitted.
·Wearing any hard or metallic object during competition is not permitted.
Furthermore a player can be disqualified automatically (hansoku make) if the referee deems an offence serious enough.
Hiki-wake: Match Drawn
Judogi: Judo Suit
Judoka: Judo Player
Kiyotsuke Sensei Ni Rei: Attention! Teacher bow
Sore Made: Finish
Dojo: Judo Hall
Red - 6th Kyu
Yellow - 5th Kyu
Orange - 4th Kyu
Green - 3rd Kyu
Blue - 2nd Kyu
Brown - 1st Kyu
Black - 1st - 5th Dan
Red & White - 6th - 8th Dan
Red - 9th & 10th Dan