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.
Judoka follow a progressive study of techniques detailed in the Mon Drage Syllabus and get promoted via a Grading system.
During a grading judoka are required to know the common English names and meaning of some Japanese terminology, to practically demonstrate techniques amd be able to discuss their reasons for their choice of technique, grip etc.
How does it work at Ringwood Judo Club ?
Mon Gradings are completed every 3 months at the Club during normal Sessions Times. Our Grading Schedule is shown on our Judo Information Board at the Club.
The coach will get each Judoka ready for their grading. Each gradings are completed during normal Judo Sessions or just after the end of the session. Each MON grade cost £15 to complete.
My Child has just passed his grading, What should I do ?
1 - Make sure you have a valid British Judo Association (BJA) Licence. If you have not registered your child with the BJA you can do this online. If your child is 8 years old + select the MON membership (£35?? /year as of 2021)
2 - Each MON Grade cost £15. Payable at the Club on the day of Grading.
Will I get a new Belt ?
As part of the grading fees, The BJA will send each Judoka their new "tag" to go onto their belt. Unfortunately belts are not included as part of the BJA grading fees. We have belts available to purchase from the club or you can purchase them on Ebay or other online Shops.