Judo Rank Requirements

Junior Judo Ranks

Rank Identification Min Age
Jr. First Degree Yellow Belt + 1st Degree Patch 4
Jr. Second Degree Yellow Belt + 2nd Degree Patch 5
Jr. Third Degree Orange Belt + 3rd Degree Patch 6
Jr. Fourth Degree Orange Belt + 4th Degree Patch 7
Jr. Fifth Degree Green Belt + 5th Degree Patch 8
Jr. Sixth Degree Green Belt + 6th Degree Patch 9
Jr. Seventh Degree Blue Belt + 7th Degree Patch 10
Jr. Eighth Degree Blue Belt + 8th Degree Patch 11
Jr. Ninth Degree Purple Belt + 9th Degree Patch 12
Jr. Tenth Degree Purple Belt + 10th Degree Patch 13
Jr. Eleventh Degree Brown Belt + 12th Degree Patch 14
Jr. Twelfth Degree Brown Belt + 12th Degree Patch 15

Senior Judo Ranks

Kyu Ranks
Rank Identification
Beginner White Belt
6th Class Rank (Rokyu) Yellow or White Belt + Rokyu Patch
5th Class Rank (Gokyu) Orange Belt + Gokyu Patch
4th Class Rank (Yonkyu) Green Belt + Yonkyu Patch
3rd Class Rank (Sankyu) Brown Belt + Sankyu Patch
2nd Class Rank (Nikyu) Brown Belt + Nikyu Patch
1st Class Rank (Ikkyu) Brown Belt + Ikkyu Patch
 

Dan Ranks

Ranks Identification
1st Degree Black (Shodan) Black Belt + Shodan Patch
2nd Degree Black (Nidan) Black Belt + Nidan Patch
3rd Degree Black (Sandan) Black Belt + Shodan Patch
4th Degree Black (Yodan) Red & Black Belt + Yodan Patch
5th Degree Black (Godan) Red & Black Belt + Godan Patch
6th Degree Black (Rokudan) Red & White Belt + Rokudan Patch
7th Degree Black (Shichidan) Red & White Belt + Shichidan Patch
8th Degree Black (Hachidan) Red & White Belt + Hachidan Patch
9th Degree Black (Kudan) Red Belt + Kudan Patch
10th Degree Black (Judan) Special White Belt + Judan Patch

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