GRADING COMMITTEE

 

GRADING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

NAME
DESIGNATION
Dave Anderson
Chairperson
Jason Scott
Co-Chair
Nick MacFalane
Committee Member
Bill Anderson
Committee Member
Jerry Deveau
Committee Member
Brian Degaust
Committee Member

KATA COMMITTEE

 

KATA COMMITTEE MEMBERS

NAME
DESIGNATION
Brian Degaust
Chairperson
Danny MacNeil
Committee Member
Chris Shupe
Committee Member
Mike Lavoie
Committee Member
Corey Rogers
Committee Member

Membership: 

  • Grading Committee: Chair plus 3 to 8 members.

  • Kata Committee: Chair plus 3 to 8 members
     

Appointment: 

  • Chair of the Grading committee is appointed by the Board of Directors.  The Chair and Board of Directors will appoint other members of the committee.

  • Chair of Kata subcommittee is appointed by the Board of Directors.  The Chair and Board of Directors will appoint other members of the Kata subcommittee.
     

Meeting Frequency: 

Meetings will be as called by the chairperson.  No less than 6 meetings a year.
 

Strategic Objectives:

  • Collaborate with clubs to improve consistency of mudansha grading and encourage alignment with Judo Canada’s Kyu Grading syllabus

  • Increase access to Kata, Nage Waza, Katame Waza, Grading programs and information province wide.

  • Improve standardization with Judo Canada National Grading Syllabus.
     

Purpose:

  • The committee, through the Chair, will be an Active Advisor to the Board of Directors. The committee will research and review policy issues, and then propose action in the form of a recommendation to the Board for approval.

  • Committee succession planning

  • Ensure website section relating to committee is up to date

  • In person clinics (Kata, Nage waza, Katame waza) offered a minimum of at least once every year and a minimum of 2 black belt grading clinics offered annually
     

Mission Statement for Clinics:

  • To answer the question: “why should I practice kata other than to grade” and, to encourage more judoka, regardless of rank, to begin practicing kata as a technical aid to learning good judo skills. 

  • National Kata Evaluator training organized in conjunction with Judo Canada. 
     

Policy Responsibility: 

The Committee will be responsible for research and oversight of the following organizational policies and documents:

  1. Grading Committee Procedures Manual

  2. Judo NS Mudansha Syllabus

  3. Judo NS Mudansha Evaluation Guidelines for Clubs
     

Budget:

As approved by the Judo NS Board of Directors
 

Evaluation:

The Board of Directors will evaluate the performance of the Committee annually. The performance of the committee will be assessed against the accomplishment of yearly objectives/deliverables.
 

Reporting:

As requested by the Board. The committee also has the duty to report to the full Board all matters that it considers important for full Board consideration.
 

Amendments:

10 November 2021 - Addition of Jerry Deveau to the Grading Committee.  Recommended by Dave Anderson, no objections from the BOD.