United Judo of Tampa rank guidelines are a framework for promotion based on USA Judo recommendations and our individual teaching style. Factors for promotions include time in grade, ability to demonstrate techniques, understanding of the principles of judo, attitude and spirit of the judoka. Below is a matrix for rank techniques that should be demonstrated at each level. In addition to these techniques, as students advance, they should be able to demonstrate stances, combination techniques, escapes, counters, standing randori (sparring), mat randori, and kata.
Please see your sensei for questions about promotions and to understand your individual progress toward your next rank.