Gokyo

The Gokyo (= five levels) contains the 40 traditional basic Judo throws and is divided into five groups of increasing difficulty. While modern Judo curricula are frequently organized differently, the Gokyo remains a reference every black belt should be familiar with.

The color codes for each of the five groups is related to the color of the belt a Judo practioner wears, who has mastered the throws of the specific level.

Ik-Kyo
1. Group, yellow
Ni-Kyo
2. Group, orange
San-Kyo
3. Group, green
Yon-Kyo
4. Group, blue
Go-Kyo
5. Group, brown
De-Ashi-Barai Ko-Soto-Gari Ko-Soto-Gake Sumi-Gaeshi O-Soto-Guruma
Hiza-Guruma Ko-Uchi-Gari Tsuri-Goshi Tani-Otoshi Uki-Waza
Sasae-Tsuri-Komi- Ashi Koshi-Guruma Yoko-Otoshi Hane-Make-Komi Yoko-Wakare
Uki-Goshi Tsuri-Komi-Goshi Ashi-Guruma Sukui-Nage Yoko-Guruma
O-Soto-Gari Okuri-Ashi-Barai Hane-Goshi Utsuri-Goshi Ushiro-Goshi
O-Goshi Tai-Otoshi Harai-Tsuri-Komi-Ashi O-Guruma Ura-Nage
O-Uchi-Gari Harai-Goshi Tomoe-Nage Soto-Make-Komi Sumi-Otoshi
Seoi-Nage Uchi-Mata Kata-Guruma Uki-Otoshi Yoko-Gake