Grading Information :- Mon Grades




The Mon Grades system is a distinctive feature of judo with promotion to different coloured belts based on technical ability, knowledge and understanding as well as supplementary knowledge of Japanese terminology.

Although there is no contest requirement in the Mon Grade system there is a progressively structured randori element at the higher grades.

Who are the Mon Grades for?
The Mon Grade system is aimed at 8 to 17 year olds and follows on from the Sho Awards.

With regular study and training, a judoka should be able to complete the Mon Grade syllabus by the age of 17. In some cases when the judoka is particularly dedicated they may complete it as early as 15 years of age.


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