Green Belt

Green Belt Outline - (5th kyu)

By the time a jitsuka is going for green belt, they are equipped with pretty much everything they need for self-defence. From this point on it becomes much more than being able to defend yourself against an assailant and much more towards demonstrating the art that is Jiu Jitsu.


  • Demonstration of the will to survive
  • Increased confidence in breakfalling
  • Starting to demonstrate an understanding of some medium complexity techniques - including locks, counters and strikes as well as throws
  • Demonstrating control with locks and weapons
  • Dealing appropriately with continuous kick and punch attacks
  • Improved posture


  • Advanced Ukemi
    • Forwards Jitsu roll over a person on all fours
    • Backwards Jitsu roll off a person on all fours
  • Judo roll


  • Harai Goshi
  • Irime Nage
  • Ko Uchi Gari - from Mae Geri
  • O Uchi Gari - from Mae Geri
  • Tai Otoshi
  • Tani Otoshi
  • Tsuri Komi Goshi
  • Uki Goshi


  • Six ground immobilizations involving arm or wrist locks
  • Judo Holds
    • Ushiro Yoko Shiho Gatame
    • Kamae Shiho Gatame
    • Tate Shiho Gatame
    • Ushiro Keza Gatame
    • Mune Gatame


  • Head Locks (3 locks, first three of the standard six) - from punches


  • Wrist Grabs
    • Release from two simultaneous left to right and right to left hand grabs from the front


  • Arm locks 1-3


  • Ushiro Geri
  • Mawashi Geri


  • Hair, ear and strangle releases should include a full application finish
  • Defences against a broken bottle
  • Defences against a knife
  • Defences against circles of armed and unarmed attackers