Junior Syllabus

This is a summary of the BAA Junior Syllabus for young people from aged 5 to 10 years of age.

Young people aged 10 and over are graded using the Youth Grade syllabus.

The Junior Syllabus starts at 10th Kyu (White belt) and different coloured tags (or mon) are awarded as a young person progresses through the Junior Grade syllabus.

10th Kyu – White Belt with yellow tags
Core SkillsTechniquesApplication
1 MonUnsoku (any 1 set)
Ukemi – Backward breakfall
Randori-no-kata (any 1 technique)N/A
2 MonUnsoku (any 2 sets)
Ukemi – Backward breakfall
Randori-no-kata (any 2 techniques)N/A
3 MonUnsoku (any 2 sets)
Ukemi – Backward breakfall
Randori-no-kata (any 3 techniques)N/A
9th Kyu – White belt with orange tags
Core SkillsTechniquesApplication
1 MonUnsoku (complete)
Ukemi – Backward breakfall, Forward roll
Randori-no-kata (1–5)Kakarigeiko (Shomen-ate)
2 MonUnsoku
Ukemi – Backward breakfall, Forward roll, Backward roll
Randori-no-kata (1–6)Kakarigeiko (Shomen-ate)
3 MonUnsoku
Ukemi – Backward breakfall, Forward roll, Backward roll
Randori-no-kata (1–8)Kakarigeiko (Shomen-ate)
8th Kyu – White Belt with Green tags
Core SkillsTechniquesApplication
1 MonUnsoku
Tandoku-undo (1 section)
Ukemi – Backward Breakfall, Forward roll (both), Backward roll (both)
Randori-no-kata (1–10)
Randori-no-kata (2 Tanto variants)
Kakarigeiko (Shomen-ate & Tanto)
Ninin Dori (Shomen-ate)
2 MonUnsoku
Tandoku-undo (2 sections)
Ukemi – Backward Breakfall,Forward roll (both), Backward roll (both)
Randori-no-kata (1–11)
Randori-no-kata (3 Tanto varients)
Kakarigeiko (Shomen-ate & Tanto)
Ninin Dori (Shomen-ate)
3 MonUnsoku
Tandoku-undo (3 sections)
Ukemi – Backward Breakfall, Forward roll (both), Backward roll (both)
Randori-no-kata (1–12)
Randori-no-kata (4 Tanto variants)
Kakarigeiko (Shomen-ate & Tanto)
Ninin Dori (Shomen-ate)
7th Kyu – White belt with Blue tags
Core SkillsTechniquesApplication
1 MonUnsoku
Tandoku-undo (4 sections)
Ukemi – Backward Breakfall, Forward roll (both), Backward roll (both), Forward rolling breakfall
Shikko
Randori-no-kata (1–14)
Randori-no-kata (5 Tanto variants)
Kakarigeiko (Shomen-ate & Tanto)
Ninin Dori (Shomen-ate)
2 MonUnsoku
Tandoku-undo
Ukemi – Backward Breakfall, Forward roll (both), Backward roll (both), Forward rolling breakfall
Shikko
Randori-no-kata (1–14)
Randori-no-kata (7 Tanto variants)
Suwari-waza (1 technique)
Kakarigeiko (Shomen-ate & Tanto)
Ninin Dori (Shomen-ate)
3 MonUnsoku
Tandoku-undo
Ukemi – Backward Breakfall, Forward roll (both), Backward roll (both), Forward rolling breakfall
Shikko
Randori-no-kata (1–14)
Randori-no-kata (10 Tanto Varient)
Suwari-waza (2 techniques)
Kakarigeiko (Shomen-ate & Tanto)
Ninin Dori (Shomen-ate)