The following is a revised list of JNS grading board members (Updated: Nov 2018):
Chairperson Bill Anderson 5th.dan
Co/Chair Brian DeGaust 5th. dan
Scott Tanner 4th dan
Jason Scott 3 rd. dan
Charlene Oliver 3rd dan
Doug MacAuley 2nd dan
Kendall Shields 2nd dan
Mike Lavoie Shodan
Brad Frankland Shodan
GRADING AND PROMOTIONS
Judo uses a progression system to promote participants who have attained specific skill and knowledge proficiencies. This progression is tracked using different colours of belts. The progression system is divided in two :
- Kyu Grades (White to Brown)
- Dan Ranks (Black)
The Kyu grades are White, White-Yellow, Yellow, Yellow-Orange, Orange, Orange-Green, Green, Green-Blue, Blue, Blue-Brown & Brown. These levels are designed to progressively learn the judo techniques and culture. The Kyu grades are defined in the Kyu Grading Syllabus and are managed by the clubs throughout Canada.
The Dan ranks include the 10 degrees of the Black belt: Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yondan, Godan, Rokudan, Shichidan, Hachidan, Kudan & Judan. These levels are designed to perfect judo techniques and to help develop the culture. The Dan ranks are defined in the Dan Grading Syllabus and are managed by the Provincial/Territorial Grading Boards as well as Judo Canada's Grading Board.
Please see Grading Process for an explanation of the steps involved in the grading process.