As a beginner you will learn etiquette, break-falls and some basic throws and pins (hold-downs). You do not need to have a judo suit to start playing Judo. Your club will assist you to purchase one when you are ready. With training, you will find your fitness improving, and you will start to use a variety of throws and groundwork and get to know the Judo vocabulary.
Soon you will want to try to achieve a coloured belt. As a member of Judo Tasmania your club sensei (Head coach with JFA registered Black belt) can arrange for you to undertake a grading. You will need to be a Judo Tasmania member and registered with Judo Australia to be graded. Your club can help you become a member and then you will receive a membership book and for your new grade, and a National grading certificate.
Membership means being insured in the case of injury and supports Judo Tasmania. The strength of the organisation is the membership of individuals, and clubs throughout Tasmania. It is through the membership that Judo Tasmania is able to continue the growth and development of Judo from recreational fun, fitness and participation to national events.
REGISTERED MEMBER OF JUDO AUSTRALIA
Please find a handy link to the JUDO TASMANIA ONLINE MEMBERSHIP PORTAL.
A Quick link to Current FEES – JUDO TASMANIA FEES FEB 2020.PDF
The Grading requirements are determined by the National body, The Judo Federation of Australia. This ensures your grade is recognised across Australia and your Dan grade is recognised Internationally. You will be graded on your skills by demonstrating your Ukemi (breakfalls), throwing techniques and groundwork, Combinations and counters both in groundwork and standing work.
Important skills to demonstrate are breaking balance, Judo etiquette and uki and tori skills. Remember your coaches are watching at all sessions and understand examination situations can sometimes produce nervous reactions.
A Quick link to current JUDO AUSTRALIA GRADING REQUIREMENTS