The Judo NSW Black Belt Register (BBR) looks to prepare black belt candidates (Shodan and above) for their upcoming Dan Grading (26 Nov 2023) by reviewing black belt Judo technical requirements as described in the latest “Judo Australia National Grading Policy.” At the end of the four day workshop, attendees should feel confident to meet the Dan grading panel to demonstrate their Judo knowledge. Refereeing skill and knowledge are outside the scope of the workshop. While primarily focused on black belt promotion candidates, 2nd and 1st Kyu grade cadets and seniors are welcome to attend. The study group shall meet as follows:
All Dan promotion candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of their Kata. If a Kata other than Nage is required, please contact Ernie Wakamatsu. Candidates who do not have a working knowledge of their Kata, should begin attending the Saturday Kata classes (10am, Judo NSW Martial Arts Dojo, Silverwater) as soon as possible.
The study group will be led by BBR instructors and will be highly interactive as Dan promotion candidates are expected to show and explain to each other the techniques in Tachiwaza (standing techniques) and Newaza (mat techniques). All Dan promotion candidates are expected to have reviewed and study the grading policy.