Normal registration
17 Jan - 18 Feb 11:59 pm
Late registrations
Deadline 25 Feb 8:00 am


The Colorado State Judo Championships will be held Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Sierra Middle School in Parker, CO. Divisions will be available for novice and advanced competitors in the junior, senior and veterans divisions, as well as kata. Athletes from all state are welcome!

WEIGH IN NOTE: Coaches may weigh their players in the Thursday prior to competition, February 23, 2023.  Weights must be submitted to [email protected] no later than noon on Friday, February 24, 2023.  All players are subject to weight verification at the tournament site on Saturday.

The published weight divisions will be modified and/or combined based on the age and weight ranges of the contestants entered.

Held under the sanction of Colorado Judo League and USA Judo; Sanction #00294

Tournament directors: Heidi Moore and Matt Rogers
Head Referee: Marcos Batan, IJF B


Sierra Middle School 6651 E Pine Ln

Parker, CO 80138


A separate entry form and entry fee is required for each division entered.  Competitors may enter as many divisions as they like provided they meet the eligibility requirements for that division. 

a.     Shiai Prices

Online registration by February 18, 2023

First division - $45.00

Additional divisions - $20.00

Registration after February 18, 2023 

(There will be no walk up registration for junior competitors on Saturday February 25. )

First division - $60.00

Additional divisions - $30.00

b.    Kata Prices (per team)

Online registration by February 18, 2023

First division - $45.00

Additional divisions - $20.00

Walk up registration

First division - $60.00

Additional divisions - $30.00

c.     On Line Registration:

d.    Registration by Mail: NO REGISTRATION BY MAIL THIS YEAR!

e.     Walk up Registrations (at the competition venue): NO WALK UP REGISTRATION FOR JUNIORS THIS YEAR!

Saturday, February 25 – Kata – 7:30am to 8:00am.

   Seniors and Veterans Shiai - 11:00am to 12:00pm.

3.     WEIGH-IN

a.     Juniors only - Saturday, February 25, 2023, 7:30 – 8:30am at the tournament site (no junior weigh-in at 11:00am).

Seniors and Veterans - October 16, 2021, 11:00am – 12:00pm at the tournament site

b.    Coaches are asked to submit their athlete’s weights to [email protected] by Friday, 02/24/2023 at noon. The weights informed will be used to speed up bracketing.

According to USA Judo regulations, submission of weights does NOT exempt the athletes from weighing in at the venue, NOR does it mean the athletes are registered to compete.  All athletes are subject to weight verification at the venue


Kata: 8:30am


Junior Categories: not before 9:30am

Senior, Veterans: not before 1:00pm


Open competition. Contestants from all states are welcome.

a.     Insurance

·         All contestants must be currently registered and insured with one of the following national organizations: USA Judo (NGB, USJI), USJF, USJA or ATJA.

·         Proof of membership and insurance will be verified at check-in.

·         If the registration card is lost, Colorado Judo League can only verify USA Judo (USJI) membership of athletes in Colorado.

·         You will be able to acquire a USA Judo Membership at the tournament site during registration.

·         Foreign athletes must present a letter from their country’s federation stating that they are a member in good standing and have the Federation’s permission to compete.

b.    Shiai Categories

Junior Novice - 5 to 16 years old, below orange belt

Junior Standard - 5 to 16 years old, all ranks

Senior Novice - 17 and older, below brown belt (sankyu)

Senior Standard and senior open - 17 and older, all ranks

Veteran Novice* - 30 and older, below brown belt (sankyu)

Veteran Standard* - 30 and older, all ranks

*If possible Veteran’s divisions will be broken down by age.

Competitors, who are 15-16 years old and meet the rank requirements, may enter the senior divisions.

A competitor who voluntarily enters an age or weight division that is higher than his or her normal division must abide by the rules of that division. Example: a competitor whose age would normally not allow the use of chokes (or armlocks), is subject to choking (or armlock) techniques if he or she voluntarily enters a division where chokes (or armlocks) are allowed.

c.     Kata Categories

Competition will be offered in the nage no kata, katame no kata, ju no kata, and kime no kata divisions.  All teams will be permitted to perform their kata, regardless of the number of participants.  Both competitors must wear white judogi. 

d.    Weight Divisions

·            We will endeavor to use the weights listed below as much as possible.

·            Junior boys and girls 10 years and below may be combined in CO-ED divisions.

·            All age/weight categories may be modified depending on the weight range of the contestants entered and after considering fairness and safety of the competitors. Coaches, competitors, and/or parents will be advised if any published weight category is changed.

Weight Limits Male Divisions (pounds)


6 & Under  -42, -51, -62, +62

7 & 8  -55, -68, -77, +77

9 &10  -66, -75, -84, -95, +95

11 &12  -75, -90, -105, -120, +120

13 & 14  -94, -110, -128, -150, -176, +176

15 & 16  -121, -132, -145, -161, -178, -198, +198


17 & Up  -121, -132, -145, -161, -178, -198, -220, +220, Open


30 & Up  -132, -145, -161, -178, -198, -220, +220

Weight Limits Female Divisions (Pounds)


6 & Under  -42, -51, -62, +62

7 & 8  -55, -68, -77, +77

9 &10   -66, -75, -84, -95, +95

11 &12  -75, -84, -97, -108, +108

13 & 14  -99, -110, -121, -132, -148, +148

15 & 16  -99, -106, -114, -125, -139, -154, +154


17 & Up  -106, -114, -125, -139, -154, -172, +172, Open


30 & Up  -106, -114, -125, -139, -154, -172, +172

Athletes aged 8 and younger may be combined into co-ed divisions if necessary

6.     AWARDS

Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in all divisions.

$200 cash prize for the winner of contested open divisions.

Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.


a.       IJF 2018-2021 rules will be in effect. Rules will be modified for local competition as described below:

                            i.    Medical evaluation during the contest does not result in disqualification of the competitor.

b.       Match times

Category                                               Match Time                           Golden Score

Juniors 10 years-old and younger    3 minutes                             2 minutes

Juniors 11 to 16 years-old                 3 minutes                              No time limit

Seniors                                                4 minutes                             No time limit                                             
Veterans                                              3 minutes                             2 minutes

c.       Chokes and Armlocks


Rule Regarding Chokes and Armlocks

Juniors 12 years-old and younger - Chokes and armlocks NOT allowed.

Juniors 13 and 14 years-old - Chokes allowed, armlocks NOT allowed.

Juniors 15 and 16 years-old - Choke and armlocks allowed.

Senior and Veterans Novice - Chokes allowed, armlocks NOT allowed.

Senior and Veterans Advanced and Open - Chokes and armlocks allowed

Chokes and armlocks allowed

d.             Elimination System

More than 5 competitors: Modified double elimination

5 or fewer competitors: Round Robin elimination

e.             Judogi

·         All competitors MUST have a white judogi.

·         The use of blue judogi is optional but encouraged especially for the open divisions. Competitors called to the “white” side MUST wear white, and will not be allowed to compete in a blue judogi.

·         Female competitors must wear a crewneck white t-shirt with no markings or embellishments under the judogi.

·         any athlete needing to change clothes/judo gi should do so in a restroom, locker room or other area specifically designated for changing.

MAAPP Policy The Center for SafeSport has developed the Minor Athlete Prevention Policies (MAAPP) which USA Judo has adapted to our won sport. The MAAPP is a collection of proactive and training policies comprised of two parts: Education and Training Policy that requires training for certain Adult Participants and the Required Prevention Policies, focused on limited on-on-one interactions between Adult Participants and Minor Athletes to prevent abuse.  The full MAAPP policy and the reporting mechanism for SafeSport infractions can be found at

Any situation not covered by the above will be decided by the Tournament Director after considering the safety of, and fairness to, all contestants.

Decisions by the


Sierra Middle School »
6651 E Pine Ln
Timezone: America/Denver

Cancel/Refund policy


  • Junior Boys 45 USD
    Boys ages 5 - 16
  • Junior Girls 45 USD
  • Senior Men 45 USD
  • Senior Men Open 45 USD
  • Senior Women 45 USD
  • Senior Women Open 45 USD
  • Kata 22.50 USD
    Price shown is for each player. Uke and Tori must both register
  • Veterans Men 45 USD
  • Veterans Women 45 USD