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Tournament/Clinic Packet

TOHKON CLASSIC 25 • SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022

USA Judo sanction #00168.

Tournament Director Douglas Tono, 7th dan • Referee Technical Director Gary Takemoto, IJF-A

LOCATION

The Dome at Parkway Bank Sports Complex • 27 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont, IL 60018 

Modern, air-conditioned sports facility. Parking is FREE and located adjacent to the Dome. No spectator admission fee. Concessions will be available at the venue.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Group rates are available at Sonesta Chicago O'Hare Airport Rosemont • 10233 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018. Start Date: Friday, June 3, 2022 • End Date: Monday, June 6, 2022

Last Day to Book:  Friday, May 29, 2022 Special group rate: $129 per night. Rate includes airport shuttle and parking. Rate does not include tax. Cancellation Policy is 48 hours prior to check in date to avoid any penalty. 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Registration closes 11:59 p.m. Central Time Wednesday,  June 1, 2022.Satellite Weigh-Ins due 11:00 p.m. Central Time Thursday, June 2, 2022.Referee Clinic 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022.

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Rosemont Dome

  • Referees’ meeting 8:00 a.m. 
  • All competitors MUST check-in 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Kata competition begins 8:30 a.m. 
  • Opening Ceremony 9:30 a.m.
  • Shiai competition, Juniors & Seniors, begins at 10:00 a.m.

WEIGH-INS

ALL COMPETITORS MUST weigh-in at their dojo on Wednesday, June 1 or Thursday, June 2. Their weights (in pounds) must be reported by their instructors to Mike Tanimura [email protected] by 11:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2.

Weights will be verified (weight check with 2 lbs allowance) when competitors check-in at the tournament and show their valid judo membership card.

ELIGIBILITY

All participants must have an up-to-date national judo membership card (from USA Judo, USJF, USJA, ATJA or another country's judo federation) to present at tournament weight confirmation and check-in.

WHITE/BLUE

Competitors MUST bring their own blue and white belts. If you bring a blue gi, you must also have a white gi. No blue gis are to be worn on the white side.

REGISTRATION FEES

ON-LINE REGISTRATIONS ONLY! CUTOFF DATE JUNE 1, 2022

Early Registration: until 11:59 p.m. Central Time, May 25, 2022

  • First shiai division $60 per individual
  • Additional shiai division entries $25 each per individual

Competitors may register for a maximum of two shiai entries each within Junior, Senior and Masters divisions.

Families with multiple competitors: email Douglas Tono - [email protected] for a coupon to discount the first shiai entry of additional family members by $35.

Register for both the Tohkon Classic 25 (June 4) and the GKJN Cup Judo Clinic and Junior Team Tournament (June 5) by May 25, 2022 and receive a FREE COMMEMORATIVE TOURNAMENT T-SHIRT.

Late Registration: May 26 to June 1, 2022 (11:59 p.m. Central Time)

  •  First shiai division $75 per individual
  • Additional shiai division entries $40 each per individual

Competitors may register for a maximum of two shiai entries each within Junior, Senior and Masters divisions.

Families with multiple competitors: email Douglas Tono - [email protected] for a coupon to discount the first shiai entry of additional family members by $35.

NO DAY-OF WALK-UP REGISTRATIONS ALLOWED.

REFEREES

Tohkon Classic 25 will be a National Referee Evaluation Site. There will be a clinic Friday evening (see schedule above). Our Referee Evaluation Committee is: Gary Takemoto, IJF-A – Chief Referee; Russ Scherer, IJF-A – Evaluator; and David Smith, IJF-A – Evaluator. We are honored to have Ben Mashbat, IJF Referee Commission Member, as our special guest official.

Referee dress code will be the standard white shirt, grey slacks, and black tie. For information or to register contact Travis Yamanaka at [email protected]

SHIAI OFFICIAL RULES, AGE/WEIGHT DIVISIONS

RULES: All participants will abide by IJF contest rules with the following modifications. No chokes or arm bars for anyone playing in a Novice division, Juniors and Seniors. No chokes for Advanced players under 13, unless they have elected to play up in an older division. No arm bars for any players under 17, unless they are playing in Senior Advanced. All participants will abide by current IJF medical rules, which stipulate if a contestant asks for a doctor, he or she forfeits that match.

Blue gis are optional. Appropriate undergarments must be worn by all athletes. Female athletes shall wear under the jacket either a plain white or off-white round-necked t-shirt with short sleeves, long enough to be worn inside the trousers, or a plain white or off-white leotard with short sleeves. No markings can be visible when the judo gi is done up. Athletes needing to change clothes/judo gis should do so in a restroom, locker room, or designated changing area.

Contest area will be 8 x 8 meters. Safety area will be 4 meters to adjoining mats and 3 meters everywhere else The CARE system will be in effect.

DIVISIONS: This tournament will use true double elimination for divisions of 6 or more. Divisions of 3 to 5 will use round robin. Contestants in divisions of 1 or 2 will be moved to other divisions with their approval, or will be refunded their registration fee. The Tournament Director reserves the right to make any changes that are in the best interest of contestants and to achieve fairness and competition. 

For Junior boys and girls, 9-10 years of age, orange belt and above will be considered Advanced. For Junior boys and girls 11-16 years of age, green belt and above will be considered Advanced. For the Senior divisions, brown and black belts will be considered Advanced players. Men’s Senior division is based on IJF standard weights. Senior Advanced Men's and Women's matches will run four (4) minutes. Senior Novice, Master and Junior matches will run three (3) minutes. Golden Score period is indefinite until match can be awarded. Participants are entitled to rest between matches in the same division equal to the match length. Five or six mat areas will be used.

Juniors: brackets will be created with appropriate weight ranges

All Ranks 5 & 6 Light/Med/Heavy, 7 & 8 Light/Med/HeavyNovice 9 & 10 Light/Med/Heavy,11 & 12 Light/Med/Heavy, 13 & 14 Light/Med/Heavy, 15 & 16 Light/Med/HeavyAdvanced 9 & 10 Light/Med/Heavy,11 & 12 Light/Med/Heavy, 13 & 14 Light/Med/Heavy,15 & 16 Light/Med/Heavy

Senior Men: Novice and Advanced under 60 kg/132.3 lb., under 66 kg/145.5 lb., under 73 kg/161 lb., under 81 kg/178.6 lb., under 90 kg/198.4 lb., under100 kg/220.5 lb., over100 kg/220.5 lb.

Senior Women: brackets will be created with appropriate weight rangesNovice Light/Med/HeavyAdvanced Light/Med/Heavy (IJF weight divisions will be used when possible)

Masters Men: brackets will be created with appropriate weight ranges30-39 Light/Med/Heavy, 40+ Light/Med/Heavy

Masters Women: brackets will be created with appropriate weight ranges30+ Light/Med/Heavy

KATA COMPETITION

For information contact Sensei Eiko Shepherd at [email protected]

Junior Division: Open to Judoka who are 16 and under on June 4, 2022; male, female and mixed teams allowed. $30 per person for first kata, $20 for additional, if register by 11:59 p.m. May 25. May 26 to June 1, $40 per person for first kata, $30 for additional.

Novice Nage-no-Kata — Requirements: First three sets of Nage-no-Kata (Te-, Koshi- and Ashi-waza) • Advanced Nage-no-Kata — Requirements: Full five sets of Nage-no-Kata • Novice Ju-no-Kata — Requirements: First set – five techniques • Advanced Ju-no-Kata — Requirements: Full three sets – 15 techniques

Senior Division: Judoka who are 13 and over may compete; male, female and mixed teams allowed. $40 per person for first kata, $25 for additional, if register by 11:59 p.m. May 25. May 26 to June 1, $50 per person for first kata, $35 for additional.

Novice Nage-no-Kata — Requirements: First three sets of Nage-no-Kata (Te-, Koshi- and Ashi-waza) • Advanced Nage-no-Kata — Requirements: Full five sets of Nage-no-Kata • Katame-no-Kata • Ju-no-Kata • Goshin Jutsu • Kime-no-Kata • Itsutsu-no-Kata • Koshiki-no-Kata

AWARDS

Medals will be awarded to all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in all kata and shiai divisions

The Kata team that demonstrates superior skill will be awarded a Tohkon Classic Cup; their names will also be inscribed on the perennial Joanne Barthold Memorial Cup.

The Senior Shiai player who demonstrates superior skill and spirit will be awarded a Tohkon Classic Cup; his or her name will also be inscribed on the perennial Tohkon Fighting Spirit Cup.

The Junior Shiai player who demonstrates superior skill and spirit will be awarded a Tohkon Classic Cup; his or her name will also be inscribed on the perennial Jerry Okubo Memorial Cup.

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GLOBAL KIDS JUDO NETWORK (GKJN) CUP JUDO CLINIC & JUNIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT • SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022

USA Judo sanction #00168.

Executive Director Hank Takatsuki • Tournament Director Douglas Tono, 7th dan • Referee Technical Director Gary Takemoto, IJF-A

GKJN CUP JUDO CLINIC

The clinic, open to all judoka – Senior, Junior and Master, and especially women – will be taught by Megumi Ishikawa, Godan, former Captain of Komatsu’s Women’s Judo Club and Marti Malloy, USA Bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympics.

Ishikawa is a 3-time winner of the Kodokan Cup, and at 57 kg has one Continental Championship Gold and three Continental Open Golds. Her favorite technique is osoto gari.

Malloy also represented the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and won Silver at the World Championships there in 2013. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn from two champions.

JUNIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT

Junior judoka 16-years-old and under can participate in the GKJN Cup Junior Team Tournament. The Tournament Director will create well-balanced boys teams and girls teams from the Junior competitors present. These teams will be based on age, proficiency and weight. Since team competition is relatively rare in the United States, judoka will be taught team-play etiquette and rules by the Referee Technical Director.

Teams will compete in a single-elimination tournament to determine the top teams. Each member of the first, second and third place boys teams and first, second and third place girls teams will receive custom-designed medals.

RULES: All participants will abide by IJF contest rules with the following modifications. No chokes for players under 13. No arm bars. All participants will abide by current IJF medical rules, which stipulate if a contestant asks for a doctor, he or she forfeits that match. Matches will run three (3) minutes. Blue Gis are optional. Contest area will be 8 x 8 meters. Safety area will be 4 meters to adjoining mats and 3 meters everywhere else. The CARE system will be in effect.

TEAM COMPOSITION: Teams will be composed of 5 members, with one each in the following ages: 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16. There will be Boys teams and Girls teams. Weight match-ups will be carefully monitored. Weights will be verified for competitors who did not compete in the Tohkon Classic tournament on Saturday. Coaches will review the teams, and competition will not proceed until all Tournament officials and coaches agree the team compositions are as equitable as possible.

To register for the GKJN Cup Judo Clinic and Junior Team Tournament use the SmoothComp On-line registration.  On-line registration only, cut-off at 11:59 p.m. Central Time June 1, 2022. No day-of registrations. 

LOCATION

The Dome at Parkway Bank Sports Complex • 27 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont, IL 60018

Modern, air-conditioned sports facility. Parking is FREE and located adjacent to the Dome. No spectator admission fee. Concessions will be available at the venue.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Group rates are available at Sonesta Chicago O'Hare Airport Rosemont • 10233 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018. Start Date: Friday, June 3, 2022 • End Date: Monday, June 6, 2022Last Day to Book:  Friday, May 29, 2022 Special group rate: $129 per night. Rate includes airport shuttle and parking. Rate does not include tax. Cancellation Policy is 48 hours prior to check in date to avoid any penalty. Use code TOHKON to book your group rate.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Registration closes 11:59 p.m. Central Time Wednesday,  June 1, 2022.Satellite Weigh-Ins due 11:00 p.m. Central Time Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Sunday, June 5, 2022 At the Rosemont Dome.      

  • All Clinic & Tournament Participants MUST Check-In 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremony 9:00 a.m. -  9:30 a.m.
  • Technical Clinic with Megumi Ishikawa & Marti Malloy 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Japanese Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Junior Team Tournament 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony  4:00 p.m. (All competitors must be present in Judo gis).

WEIGH-INS

Junior weights for the Tohkon Classic will be used for the GKJN Cup Junior Team Tournament. If a Junior DID NOT weigh in for the Tohkon Classic, their accurate weight must be sent to Mike Tanimura [email protected] by 11:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2.

ELIGIBILITY

All participants must have an up-to-date national judo membership card (from USJF, USA Judo, USJA , ATJA or another country's judo federation) to present at tournament check-in.

REGISTRATION FEES

$35 registration fee, whether you are an adult registering for the Clinic only, or a Junior registering for the Clinic and Tournament, the entry fees are the same. This entry fee amazingly includes:

  • great clinic with awesome World-Class Clinicians;
  • FREE Japanese lunch;
  • FREE Commemorative t-shirt if you register by 11:59 p.m. May 25. No guarantees on correct sizes if you register later. After May 25 you may purchase a t-shirt for $20;
  • for Juniors 16 and under, entry in the Team Tournament. Teams will be determined by the Tournament Director. Prizes will be award to the first, second and third-place teams; 
  • for Juniors 16 and under, FREE raffle ticket: prizes include judo gis, airfare!
  • special prizes will be awarded at the GKJN Cup Team Tournament.

Parents and other guests who are not registering and participating in the Judo activities will have an opportunity to purchase lunch on-site.

All registrations must be completed by 11:59 p.m. June 1, 2022.

MINOR ATHLETE PREVENTION POLICIES

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

Location

Rosemont Dome »
27 Jennie Finch Way Rosemont, IL 60018
Timezone: America/Chicago

Contact

Entries

  • Junior Boys 75 USD
  • Junior Girls 75 USD
  • Senior Men 75 USD
  • Senior Women 75 USD
  • Masters Men 75 USD
  • Masters Women 75 USD
  • Kata Juniors 40 USD
    Price shown is for each player
  • Kata Seniors 50 USD
    Price shown is for each player
  • GKJN Cup & Clinic 35 USD