Early bird registrations
01 Jun - 01 Jul 2:59 am
Normal registration
01 Jul - 08 Jul 2:59 am
Late registrations
08 Jul - 14 Jul 11:59 pm
Event starts 16 Jul

1st Annual Bay Area Judo Championships

We would like to invite you to the very first Bay Area Judo Championships located in Castro Valley, California.

Sunday, July 16th, 2023

Castro Valley High School Main Gym

19400 Santa Maria Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546 (USE MABEL STREET PARKING LOT FOR EASIEST ACCESS. Click here for dropped pin on Google Maps)

Tournament Director: Jonah Ewell

Chief Referee: Calvert Kitaura

USA Judo Sanction #00371

You are cordially invited to the inaugural Bay Area Judo Championships, to be held Sunday, July 16th, 2023 in Castro Valley, California. We hope to provide an opportunity for Northern California judokas of all ages to test their skills against each other in a convenient location. 

PLEASE NOTE: All judokas with current USA Judo membership are welcome to attend. If you do not have USA Judo membership, and instead have membership in another national judo organization, you must fill out an additional waiver. Private insurance has been obtained so that all competitors can participate with peace of mind.

The Bay Area Judo Championships will feature:

  • Easy to understand age and weight brackets for all ages and ability levels.
  • A full slate of divisions for Masters/Veterans level competitors (age 30+), including NOVICE divisions
  • Beautiful medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place to reward your hard work
  • Easy registration via Smoothcomp
  • Judo Submission Grappling divisions for a taste of “old school judo” that includes leg grabs, chokes and armbars. 

$50 Pre-Registration UNTIL June 30th, 2023

$60 Registration July 1st - July 7th

$75 Late Registration July 8th - July 14th



Saturday, July 15th, 2-7 pm

Location: 510 Judo, 1029 Macarthur Boulevard, San Leandro CA 94577


All satellite weigh ins will take place on Thursday, July 13th, 2023 (except Santa Clara PAL, which will do it on Wednesday the 12th, see below). Satellite weigh ins will be accepted as official weights, there will be no need to come to official weigh ins on Saturday. 

Satellite weigh in locations and times: 


  • Junior Girls U7 60 USD
    Ages 5 and 6
  • Junior Girls U9 60 USD
    Ages 7 and 8
  • Junior Girls U11 60 USD
    Ages 9 and 10
  • Junior Girls U13 60 USD
    Ages 11 and 12
  • Junior Girls U17 60 USD
    Ages 13 through 16
  • Judo Submission Grappling - Senior Female 60 USD
    Judo Submission Grappling Ruleset
  • Senior Female 60 USD
    Ages 17 and up
  • Veterans Female 60 USD
  • Junior Boys U7 60 USD
    Ages 5 and 6
  • Junior Boys U9 60 USD
    Ages 7 and 8
  • Junior Boys U11 60 USD
    Ages 9 and 10
  • Junior Boys U13 60 USD
    Age 11 and 12
  • Junior Boys U17 60 USD
    Ages 13 to 16
  • Judo Submission Grappling - Senior Male 60 USD
    Judo Submission Grappling Ruleset
  • Senior Male 60 USD
  • Veterans Male 60 USD
    Age 30 and up

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