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Syllabus
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·    Zen Judo’s goal is to bring a persons body and mind together to conserve energy and develop body control. Zen Judo uses the aggressors’ strength to neutralise the aggression.  

·    The Zen Judo Family is a very close knit organisation enjoying a friendly atmosphere both on and off the mat. There are basic etiquette rules (reishiki) observed in the dojo and a grading syllabus (kata) to be followed throughout practices.

·    Students learn to be respectful of each other’s efforts, and to take their practice as a good form of discipline for life. As they progress, students are awarded different coloured belts that attest to their increased knowledge and performance skills and to their general disposition towards helping others progress.
All members are deemed to have accepted the objectives of the Zen Judo Family, which are:

 1.     To develop the spirit and practice of Zen Judo along traditional lines.
 2.     To demonstrate that Zen Judo is beneficial both mentally and physically.
 3.     To Promote the skills and abilities of Zen Judo without the application of unnecessary force
          or strength
 4.     To Promote friendship and co-operation between all members of the Zen Judo Family.
Zen Judo Family Ranking
Novice   White Belt
Gokyu 5th Kyu Yellow Belt
Yonkyu 4thKyu Orange Belt
Sankyu 3rd Kyu Green Belt
Nikyu 2nd Kyu Blue Belt
IkKyu 1st Kyu Brown Belt
Shodan 1st Dan Black Belt
Nidan 2nd Dan Black Belt
Sandan 3rd Dan Black Belt
Yondan 4th Dan Black Belt
Godan 5th Dan Black Belt
Rokudan 6th Dan Red and White Belt

Yellow Belt
 Standing techniques to be performed to the left and right
 A technique two to each standing technique
 A counter to each standing technique
 Randori
 Breakfalls to Front, Rear, Sides and Rolling
 Kube Nage
 Ashi gake
 Ko Uchi Maki Komi
 Tai Otoshi
 Kesa Gatame
 Kuzure Kesa gatame
Orange Belt
 Breakfalls to the Front, Rear, Sides and Rolling
 Standing Techniques to be performed to the left and right
 The Previous Syllabus
 A Technique 3 to each standing technique L & R
 A counter to each standing technique L & R
 A counter two to each standing technique L & R
 A Demonstration of technique ones to groundholds
 Randori
 Shiai
 Kata Seoi
 Royo Ashi Dori
 Hiza Guruma
 Uki Goshi
 Obi Goshi
 Eri Nage
 O Soto Guruma
 Te Hiza Gatame
 Kata Gatame
 Makura Kesa Gatame
 Green Belt
 Breakfalls to Front, Rear, Sides and Rolling
 Standing techniques to be performed L & R
 The Previous Two syllabus
 A technique three to each standing technique to the L & R
 A counter to each standing technique to the L & R
 A counter two to each standing technique to the L & R
 Demonstration of counter two by two to the L & R
 Demonstration of technique ones to groundholds
 A Half Sacrifice to all Techniques to the L & R
 Kata Nage
 Ashi Guruma
 Seoi Nage
 Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi
 O Guruma
 Ko Soto gake
 Ko Tsuri Goshi
 Koshi Guruma
 Ushiro kesa gatame
 Mune Gatame
Blue Belt
 Breakfalls to Front, Rear, left, Right and Rolling
 Standing Techniques to be performed to the Left and Right
 The Previous 3 Syllabus
 A technique four to each standing technique to the L & R
 A counter to each standing technique to the L & R
 A counter two to each standing technique to L & R
 Demonstration of counter two by two to the L & R
 Demonstration of sacrifice counters to the L & R
 Demonstration of technique ones to groundholds to the L & R
 Half sacrifice techniques as required to L & R
 Full sacrifices to L & R
 Randori
 Shiai
 O Soto Otoshi
 Tsuri Komi Goshi
 Sode Tsuri Komi Goshi
 Ko Soto Gari
 Hiki tai
 Uchi Ashi gake
 Uchi Ashi Sasae
 Kata Ashi dori
 Yoko Shiho Gatame
 Kuzure Yoko Shiho gatame
 Uki Waza
 Yoko wakare
 Sumi gaeshi

Brown Belt
 Breakfalls to Front, Rear, left, Right and Rolling
 Standing Techniques to be performed to the Left and Right
 The Previous 4 Syllabus
 A technique four to each standing technique to the L & R
 A counter to each standing technique to the L &  
 A counter two to each standing technique to L & R
 Demonstration of counter two by two to the L & R
 Demonstration of sacrifice counters to the L & R
 Demonstration of technique ones to groundholds to the L & R
 Half sacrifice techniques as required to L & R
 Demonstration of Half sacrifice twos to L & R
 Demonstration of Sacrifice two's L & R
 Full sacrifices to L & R
 Randori
 Shiai  
 Soto Gake
 O Soto Gari
 Sumi Otoshi
 Harai Tsuri Komi Ashi
 Hijo Otoshi
 Hane Goshi
 Kata Guruma
 Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame
 Tate Shiho Gatame
 Tomoe Nage
 Yoko Guruma
 Tani Otoshi
 Toware Gaeshi

Black Belt
  Breakfalls to Front, Rear, left, Right and Rolling
 Standing Techniques to be performed to the Left and Right
 All the Previous Syllabu
 A technique five to each standing technique to the L & R
 A counter to each standing technique to the L & R
 A counter two to each standing technique to L & R
 Demonstration of counter two by two to the L & R
 Demonstration of sacrifice counters to the L & R
 Demonstration of technique ones to groundholds to the L & R
 Half sacrifice techniques as required to L & R
 Demonstration of Half sacrifice three's to L & R
 Demonstration of Sacrifice Three's L & R
 Full sacrifices to L & R
 Randori
 Shiai
 O Uchi Gari
 Uchi Mata
 De Ashi Barai
 Okuri Ashi Barai
 Harai Goshi
 Ko Uchi Gari
 O Goshi
 Kami Shiho Gatame
 Kuzure Tate Shiho Gatame
 Yoko Otoshi
 Yoko Goshi
 Soto Maki Komi
 Ura Nage
 Korobi Sutemi
 Hane Maki Komi