The Yellow Belt Syllabus

The Yellow Belt Syllabus

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

Ukemi Waza (Falling Techniques)

Students must exhibit good posture and timing.


  • Forwards
  • Backwards
  • Sideways


  • Forwards
  • Backwards
  • Sideways

Atemi Waza (Striking Techniques)

Dangerous Parts kata

On the head

On the front of body

On the back of body


  • Mae geri (Front kick)
  • Mae washi geri (Front round kick)
  • Yoko geri (Side kick)

Kansetzu Waza (Joint Locking Techniques)

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)

Nage Waza (Throw Techniques)

Kosoto gari (Minor Outer Reap)

Osoto gari (Major Outer Reap)

Kosoto gake (Minor Outer Prop/hook) – Test from body grab

Koshi guruma (Hip wheel)

Osaekomi Waza (Pinning Techniques)

  • Kesa gatame (Scarf hold)
  • Mune gatame (Chest hold)


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