Missed these replies when I posted this 8 years ago, but seeing this thread revived. The judo org I was in had kata above green belt. Since having a better understanding of the different organisations in the many years since I did this (in mid 90s) I know that most other judo organisation have a different grading criteria. I learnt a lot from training there, so it was a shame that I felt the syllabus could have been better communicated, but all that I learnt there set me up for a solid foundation in general class training, and I mostly have great memories of my times there. Also found a video of my teacher who was on the BBC in 1965 when he started teaching judo.