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The syllabus represents the examined aspects of the Gokyo of Shorinji Kan system of jiu Jitsu as practiced by the Jitsu Foundation. The Gokyo contains many more techniques and variations than can be expressed here and the techniques required are to be considered the backbone ofJitsu. The building blocks from which all else grows.
There are many more elements to jui Jitsu then purely the physical performance of techniques.
There are many aspects such as spirit, determination, feel and purpouse of technique which can only be assessed by those whith a vast experience of the art. (Though people at any level can enjoy good technique purely of its aesthetic value)

The syllabus sould be viewd as a framework for developing people’s skills in The Art.
The development of techniques as described in the syllabus provides a pathway for the individual’s development both within The Art and externally.

Examiners may be called upon from time to time to assess people with disabilities either acquired or naturally occurring. In these cases an individual’s performance may be rewarded on merit at the discretion of the grading panel and in consultation with th individual’s instructor, thus reflecting the individual’s personal achievement.

Grading Conditions

  1. The student must have trained For at least 30 hours, between grades up to 4th Kyu with at least three months between gradings. For 3rd, 2nd and 1st Kyu, students must have at least a six month period between gradings.
  2. For 3rd and 2nd Kyu the student must have taught at least twice a month in this period under the supervision of the Club Instructor.
  3. For 1st Kyu, the student must have full knowledge of running and teaching a club.
  4. Any student without a gi and Foundation Badge will not be eligible.
  5. Any student with long nails, dirty gi or incorrectly tied belts will not be eligible.
  6. Once the dojo becomes a grading room, there will be no talking, whispering or joking by students.
  7. Failure to rei to the grading panel at the commencement of the student’s first routine will result in instant failure.
  8. If a student loses his / her temper, this too will result in instant failure.
  9. A student must attend at least one course between gradings in order to be eligible.
  10. A student must provide a valid licence or evidence of licence on demand.
  11. A student must be nominated for a grading by his / her Club Instructor.

Students must have a good style and control and basic knowledge of terminology.

  1. Ukemi Waza Students must exhibit good posture and timing

    Kneeling Left and Right

    – Forwards
    – Backwards
    – Sideways

    Standing Left and Right

    – Forwards
    – Backwards
    – Sideways

    Pegleg Breakfall Left and Right

  2. Atemi Waza(seniors only)

    Dangerous Parts kata

    – 8 on head
    – 8 on front of body
    – 8 on back of body

  3. Kansetzu Waza

    Wristlocks without put down

    – 1 Kote Gaeshi (wrist twist / turn over)
    – 2 Ura Kote (Reverse wrist)
    – 3 Kote Gatame (wrist Lock)

    Arm Locks

    – 1 (outside) Kujiki Gatame (Arm Break)
    – 1 (Inside) Kannuki Gatame (Bolt Lock)
    – 2 karada Gatame (body Lock)
    – 2 (Tall) Katsugi gatame (shoulder-carry lock)
    – 3 Jodan Ude Garami (Upper body arm entanglement)

  4. Nage Waza (Throws)

    – Ko Soto Gari (Minor Outer Reap)
    – O Soto Gari (Major Outer Reap)
    – Ko Soto Gake (Minor Outer Prop/hook)

  5. Defences

    – Defence against strangles from front and rear
    – Defence against hair and ear grabs from front and rear
    – Defence against single-handed wrist grabs from the front with releases
    – Defence against two hands grabbing single wrist from the front with release
    – Defence against a punch using throws
    – Bottle disarms from overhead and backhand attacks
    – Introduction top defence in a “V”


  1. Ukemi Waza

    – Drop
    – Over-the-belt
    – Side Drop / Kick-Up and drop
  2. Atemi Waza

    students must show kicks to chudan (middle body) and gedan (low body)

    – Yoko Geri (Side Kick)
    – Mae Geri (Front Kick)

  3. Kansetzu Waza


    – 1 to 3 with BASIC put-down and finish. NO THROW with Kote Gaeshi until the light blue (tori must take care of uke)

    Arm Locks

    – 4 Gedan Ude Garami (Lower level arm entanglement)
    – 5 Hiji Gatame (Elbow Lock)
    – 6 Ude Gatame (Arm Lock)

  4. Nage Waza (Throws)

    – O Goshi (Major Hip)
    – Ippon Seoi Nage (One-arm Shoulder Throw)
    – Seoi Otoshi (shoulder drop)
    – Koshi Guruma (Hip Wheel)
    – Ko Uchi Gari (From Mae Geri) (Minor Inner Reap)

  5. Kuzushi

    – Use of Migi Shizentai (Right natural posture)
    – Kuzushi Kata (Balance breaking from tori moves:

  6. Osaekomi Waza

    – Keza Gatame (Scarf hold)
    – Kata Gatame (Shoulder hold)
    – Yoko Shiho Gatame (Side four-quarters hold)
  7. Defences

    Defence against body grabs

    – Over-arm grab from the front using Ogoshi
    – Under-arm grab from the front using Ko Soto Gake
    – Over-arm grab from the rear using Seoi Otoshi
    – Under-arm grab from the rear using wristlock no.2

    Defence against a cosh

    – Over-head attack (from 45 degrees) using Koshi Guruma-disarm and finish
    – Back-hand using Ko Soto Gari with disarm and finish

  8. Other

    – Knowledge and importance of warm up and cool down techniques

  1. Ukemi Waza

    – Diving forwards roll over someone on all fours
    – Off-the-back from someone on all fours
    – Judo rolls

  2. Atemi Waza

    students must show kicks to chudan (m,iddle body) and gedan (low body)

    – Ushiro geri (rear kick)
    – Mae Washi Geri (front round kick)

  3. Kansetzu Waza

    Counters to arm locks 1 to 3

    Wristlocks 4 to 6 without putdowns

    – 4 Kote Dori (wrist trap)
    – 5 Kote Hineri (Wrist twist)
    – 6 Kote Otoshi (wrist Drop)

    6 Ground imobilisations incorporating arm and wrist locks

    – 1 Yoko hiza Gatame (side knee armlock)
    – 2 Yoko Kote Dori (Side wrist trap)
    – 3 Yoko Ude Garami (side arm entanglement)
    – 4 Ura Kote Gaeshi (Rear hand twist)
    – 5 Ura Hiza Gatame (Rear knee armlock)
    – 6 Ashi Sangaku Garami (leg triangle entanglement)

  4. Nage Waza

    – Harai Goshi (sweeping hip)
    – Tusuri Komi Goshi (lifting pulling hip)
    – Irime Nage (Entering body throw)
    – Tai Otoshi (Body drop)
    – O Uchi Gari (from Mae Geri) (Major inner reap)
    – Uke Goshi (Floating hip)
    – Tane Otoshi (valley Drop)

    An understanding of uchi komi for Ipon Seoi Nage and O Soto Gari

  5. Osaekomi Waza

    – Ushiro Yoko Shiho Gatame (Reverse side four-quarters hold)
    – Kame Shiho Gatame (upper four-quarters hold)
    – Tate Shiho Gatame (lower four-quarters hold)
    – Ushiro Keza Gatame (Reverse scarf hold)
    – Mune Gatame (chest hold)

  6. Defences

    Grabs with full application and finish

    – Two ahnd to two hand wrist grabs from front
    – Hair grab from front using O Soto Gari
    – Ear grab from front using Uke Goshi
    – Strangle from front Using Koshi Guruma
    – Hair grab from rear using O Soto Gari
    – Ear grab from rear using Uke Goshi
    – Strangle from rear Using wristlock no.5, armlock no.6
    – Hadaka Jime (arm around neck from rear) Using Seoi Otoshi

    Basic knife defences using armlocks and wristlocks from stab down and strab to groin
    Broken bottle defences
    “circle” defence against punches and kicks
    “V” defence against punch, kick, knife, cosh, bottle and broken bottle utilising any technique form the syllabus to this grade

  1. Ukemi Waza

    – Forward rolls with extended hight and distance
    – Handstand breakfall

  2. Atemi Waza

    – Empi Kata (Elbow form)

  3. Kansetzu Waza

    – Counters to wristlocks 1 to 3
    – Counters to armlocks 4 to 6
    – Wristlocks 4 to 6 with full application and finish
  4. Nage Waza

    – O Uchi Gari from a punch (Major inner reap)
    – Ko Uchi Gari from a punch (Minor inner reap)
    – Ko Tomoe Seio Nage (minor circle shoulder throw)
    – Hane Goshi (Spring hip)
    – Ashi Garuma (Ankle wheel) – O Guruma (Major wheel) – Kuke Nage (Air throw)
    – Osoto Otoshi from kick (Major outer drop)
    – Yoko Otoshi (side drop)
    – Yama Arashi (Mountain Storm)

  5. Osaekomi Waza

    – Juji Gatame (Cross hold)
    – Ude Garami (Arm entanglement)
    – Ude Gatame (Arm hold)

  6. Gatame Waza

    – Working with and/or taking the base

  7. Defences

    – Defence against a saftey chain
    – Defence against a Bokken from overhead attack (from 45 degrees) and straight down
    – Defence against slash attacks to head with a knife or straightto head with broken bottle
    – Defence against two attackers grabbing wrists
    – Defence against two attackers attacking with straight punches
    – Defence against two attackers armed with bottles

  8. Other

    – The student must have experience of teaching novices under supervision of the Club Instructor and must have completed the Assistant Instructor Course. The student must have full knowledge of terminology.
    – The student must have full knowledge of terminology to the level of their grade


  1. Ukemi Waza

    – Drop from legs being pulled away
    – Kick and drop unsupported
    – over-the-belt unsupported

  2. Kansetzu Waza

    Counters to wristlocks 4-6

    Headlocks from punches

    – 1 Waki Kubi Gatame (Armpit neck extention)
    – 2 Gyaku Waki Kubi Garami (Reverse armpit neck entanglement)
    – 3 Ushiro Kubi Gatame (Reverse neck extention)
    – 4 juji kubi Garami (Cross neck entanglement)
    – 5 Kuzure juji Kubi Garami (Broken cross neck entanglement)
    – 6 Morote Kubi Hishigi (Double-handed neck crush)

  3. Nage Waza

    – Sode Tsuri komi Goshi (sleeve lifting pulling hip)
    – Ko Tsuri komi Goshi (Minor lifting pulling hip)
    – yoko Garuma (side Wheel)
    – Kata Hiza Seoi Nage (single knee shoulder throw)
    – Morotoe Seio Nage (two hands shoulder throw)
    – Uki Otoshi (floating Drop)
    – Kote Gaeshi with throw (Wrist Twist)
    – Uchi Mata (inner Thigh) – De Ashi Barai (advancing foot sweep)
  4. Nage No Kata

    Nage No Kata as taught at the phase 1 Nage No Kata course, know the names and order of all thows and sets

  5. Osaekomi Waza

    Full knowledge of osaekomi waza including kuzure (broken) versions

  6. Shime Waza and counters

    – 1 Kata Juji Jime (half cross strangle)
    – 2 Nami Juji Jimi (Normal cross strangle)
    – 3 Ryote Jime (Two hand strangle)
    – 4 Okuri Eri Jime (sliding collar strangle)
    – 5 Ushiro Nami Juji Jime (Rear cross Strangle)
    – 6 Hadaka jime (Naked Strangle)

  7. Gatame Waza

    – Getting into Mune gatame (side control)
    – Getting into Tate Shiho gatame (the mount)
    – Countering Tate Shiho gatame
    – Use of base when defending Tate Shiho Gatame

  8. Defences

    – Wrist-lock- throws from punch and knife attacks with full application and finish
    – Cosh disarms from forehand and backhand attacks
    – Defence against metal chain
    – Defence against a knife attack to the solar plexus
    – Introduction to defences on the ground
    – Two hand to two hand wrist grabs from rear
    – Defence against two unarmed attackers with randowm attacks
    – Defence against two attackers armed with rubber knives
    – Defence against two attackers armed with coshes
    – Defence against two attackers armed with plastic broken bottles

  9. Other

    Students must have completed the instructor course


  1. Atemi Waza

    Use of baton against unarmed attackers using strikes, armlocks and strangles

  2. Kansetzu Waza

    Headlock counters

    Leglocks and counters

    – 1 Kata Hiza Hishigi (Single knee crush)
    – 2 Ryo Ashi Hishigi (double leg crush)
    – 3 Hiza Hishigi (Knee crush (also variant with fist)
    – 4 Ryo Hiza Gaeshi (Double Knee Twist)
    – 5 Kata Hiza Gaeshi (Single Knee twist)

  3. Nage Waza

    – Yoko Gake (Side drop)
    – O Tsuri Komi Goshi (major lifting pulling hip)
    – Ude Garuma ( Arm wheel, formerly “Charlie’s Angels”) – Tomoe Nage (Circle throw, aka stomach throw)
    – Okuri Ashi Harai (Accompanying foot sweep)
    – Uki Waza (Floating technique)
    – Yoko Wakara (side separation)
    – Shiho Nage (Four direction throw)
    – Tawara Gaeshi (dropping twist, formally rice bale throw)

  4. Nage No Kata

    Nage No Kata as taught at the phase 1 Nage No Kata course

  5. Gatame waza

    – Ude Garami From Tate Shiho Gatame
    – Juji Gatame from Tate Shiho Gatame
    – Getting ton the guard
    – Countering the guard

    4 leg locks from groundwork positions:

    – Ashi Gatame (leg bar)
    – Kata Ashi Hishigi (single leg crush (calf and Achillies)
    – Ashi Gaeshi (Foot/ankle twist) – Ashi Hiza Gaeshi (Foot to knee rotation (heel hook)

  6. Defences

    – Defence against grab and punch
    – Defence against a baseball bat
    – Defence against a single controlled attack with a dull edged knife excluding slashes
    – Defence against two attackers armed with chains – Defence against two attackers with any mixture of rubber knives, coshes, plastic bottles, plastic broken bottles.

  7. Other

    Knowledge of first aid


  1. Ukemi Waza

    – Assisted cut-away breakfall from Tomoe Nage
    – Basic breakfalling on the boards

  2. Nage Waza

    – Kata Garuma (Shoulder wheel)
    – O soto Gaeuma (Major outer wheel)
    – Hiza Guruma (Knee Wheel)
    – Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi (propping lifting pulling ankle)
    – Harai Tsuri Komi Ashi (Sweeping lifting Pulling ankle)
    – Sukui Nage (Scooping Throw)
    – Sumae Gaeshi (corner Twist)

  3. Nage No Kata

    – Nage No Kata as taught at the phase 1 Nage No Kata course
    – Full Knowledge of TJF Judo Competition rules.

  4. Gatame Waza

    – Use of the guard
    – Getting Behind, use of ‘hooks’ and shime waza
    – Countering the ‘turtle’ – Demonstration of understanding of grappling concepts via kata and smooth movement

  5. Defences

    – Defence against kick-boxing and boxing style attacks
    – Defence at close quarters
    – Defence against a knuckleduster
    – Defence against a chair
    – Single stalking defences against sharp weapons
    – Defence against a short and long dull-edged sword
    – Defence against any non-sharp weapon
    – Defence against two armed attackers with non-sharp weapons.

  6. Other

    Students must have completed the club instructor course and the first aid course.


Grading System and Syllabus