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British Zen Judo

Teaches Discipline, Self-respect , Control. Patience

British Zen Judo  classes teach the art according to traditional principles and forms. Students learn fundamentals of safe falling, footwork, body management skills, escapes and avoidance, throwing technique, striking to vital targets, joint locking and joint twisting, hold-downs.

ukemi -  safe falling, the ability to fall safely is essential in combat, and very  useful in every day life.  Students are taught to use break-falls   when falling to their backs, and rolling falls when going head-first;   protection of the head is always emphasized.
kuzushi -  posture-breaking (unbalancing), this technique is essential when preparing to throw the opponent.
tai sabak -  body-management, it is taught that the first and most important part    of any technique is getting out of the way of the attack.  Learning  proper body-management is the most fundamental step in defending yourself                                              nage -  throwing, the fact that good technique can overcome size and strength is   perhaps nowhere more clearly demonstrated than in throwing. 
katame -  mat-work,  hold-downs and their variations are taught, as are escapes, transitions, and conserving   strength.              jime -  (choking), students are taught a variety of chokes .
kensetsu -  joint-reversing, involves applying joint locks in a manner that puts pressure in the opposite direction of that for which the joint was designed, in order to control an attacker.
gyaku -  joint-twisting, like joint-reversing except that the pressure applied on joints is in a twisting manner.


Black Belts Only
atemi-  striking, involves developing powerful methods of striking, blocking, and   kicking,  in which the whole  body  is taught to generate force into one focused point of contact.   

  

GRADING SYLLABUS
1. BREAKFALLS:
Forward, backward, left & right sides and rolls left & right.
2. STANDING TECHNIQUES:
Standing techniques to right and left according to the list below
3. COMBINATION TECHNIQUES:
Techniques four (for brown) or techniques five (for black) to the right and left for all listed techniques.
4. COUNTERS:
Counter ones to right and left to all listed techniques.
5. COMBINATION COUNTERS:
Counter twos to right and left to all listed techniques.
6. COUNTERs TWO by TWO:
Counters two by two to be demonstrated to right and left until the panel is satisfied the candidate is familiar with these.
7. SACRIFICES:
Full sacrifices to right and left according to the list below.
8. HALF SACRIFICES:
Half sacrifices to right and left to all techniques listed.
9. GROUNDHOLDS:
The groundholds will be demonstrated to the right and left according to the list below.
10. THROWS TO GROUNDHOLD:
Demonstration of throws to groundhold to right and left sides until the panel are satisfied the candidate is familiar with this section.
11. COUNTER SACRIFICES:
Counter sacrifices will be demonstrated to right and left until the panel are satisfied the candidate is familiar with this section.
12. HALF SACRIFICE TWOs/THREEs:
Half sacrifice twos (to brown) or threes (to black) will be demonstrated to right and left sides to the satisfaction of the panel.
13. SACRIFICE TWOs/THREEs:
Sacrifice twos (for brown) or threes (for black) to be demonstrated to right and left sides to the satisfaction of the panel.
14. RANDORI:
Candidates will show techniques on the move, combinations, sacrifices and counters to the satisfaction of the panel.
15.CONTEST:
This is merely to demonstrate fighting spirit and should not be full blooded contest.

WHITE - YELLOW
Kubi Nage
Ashi Gake
Ko Uchi Maki Komi
Tai Otoshi
 
YELLOW - ORANGE
Kata Seoi
Ryo Ashi Dori
Hiza Guruma
Uki Goshi
Obi Goshi
 Eri Nage
O Soto Guruma
Te Hiza Sasae

ORANGE - GREEN
Kata Nage
Ashi Guruma
Seoi Nage
Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi
O Guruma
Ko Soto Gake
Ko Tsuri Goshi
Koshi Guruma

GREEN - BLUE
O Soto Otoshi
Sode Tsuri Komi Goshi
Tsuri Komi Goshi
Uchi Ashi Gake
Ko Soto Gari
Hiki Tai
Uchi Ashi Sasae
Kata Ashi Dori

BLUE - BROWN
Soto Gake
Harai Tsuri Komi Ashi
O Soto gari
Sumi Otoshi
Hiji Otoshi
Hane Goshi
Kata Guruma

BROWN - BLACK
Okuri Ashi Barai
O Uchi Gari
Uchi Mata
De Ashi Barai
Harai Goshi
Ko Uchi Gari
O Goshi

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SUTEMIWAZA
Yoko Wakari
Uki Waza
Sumi Gaeshi

Tomoe Nage
Yoko Guruma
Tani Otoshi
Towara Gaeshi

Yoko Gake
Yoko Otoshi
Ura Nage
Korobe Sutemi
Soto Maki Komi
Hane Maki Komi

OSAEKOMIWAZA

YELLOW - ORANGE
Kata gatame
Makura Kesa gatami

ORANGE - GREEN
Ushiro Kesa gatame
Mune gatame

GREEN - BLUE
Yoko Shiho Gatame
Kazure Yoko Shiho Gatame

BLUE - BROWN
Kazure Kami Shiho Gatame
Tate Shiho Gatame

BROWN - BLACK
Kami Shiho Gatame
Kazure Tate Shiho Gatame
  

BROWN - BLACK
Kami Shiho Gatame
Kazure Tate Shiho Gatame
  

 

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ZEN SAYING
When a butterfly moves it wings
It is felt all over the world
All the belt colours are in the badge

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