By now you know that getting a black belt is not easy. Dedication, knowledge, practice hours, and competitions are just some of the factors that are involved in earning the black belt.
Being fully prepared for the exam will give you more confidence and therefore, you’ll have a higher chance of passing it.
Get a good understanding of all the throws, arm locks, and chokes and memorize how they are named in Japanese. You can watch videos online from high-ranking black belts for every technique that you need to know.
If you have enough space at home, get some judo mats and invite a friend from class so you can practice outside of regular judo class. And, if finances are not an issue for you, invest in a private class, as that will really help you.
Get a good night’s sleep before an exam and try to be as relaxed and focused as possible at the exam. Even if you don’t pass the exam that time, it’s not the end of the world. Be proud of yourself for going this far in your judo journey, practice harder and for sure you will get the black belt.