The Senior Jiu-Jitsu IBF England Syllabus starts at 6th Kyu and
continues to Godan 5th Degree Black Belt.
Any grade above 5th Dan is decided by the International
Representatives committee of the International Budo Federation.
Senior Grading Syllabus
Shodan 1st Degree
Nidan 2nd Degree
Sandan 3rd Degree
Yondan 4th Degree
Godan 5th Degree
* All Gradings conducted by a registered Coaching representative of
the International Budo Federation. Grading Officer must hold grade
two above the student grading( if grading Shodan 1st Degree Black
Belt Examiner must be Sandan 3rd Degree Black Belt to Grade).
The Kano Jiu-Jitsu system incorporates both
traditional and modern techniques, making this style suitable for
all regardless of age, skill or health.
can develop the new skills at a steady pace and adapt as necessary
for their own use.
Martial Artists from different styles of Karate, Aikido, Judo and
the grappling arts can all find similarities from their own
experiences within the "Kano" style of Jiu-Jitsu.
Sensei Tom Starling Jnr 7th Dan, has developed this syllabus from
over 35 years experience as a Black Belt.
His extensive training in both this country and abroad with
different high ranking masters and indeed his father Prof T.W.
Starling 8th Dan has enabled him to develop a complete Syllabus, now
in use throughout the International Budo Federation in the UK and on
This unique syllabus gives the Jiu-Jitsuka both traditional and
modernised forms combined to create the ultimate Self Defence