Early bird registrations
13 Oct - 03 Nov 12:00 am
Normal registration
Deadline 29 Nov 11:59 pm

Tournament Rules

This tournament is open to all contestants at least five (5) years of age on the day of competition and who are registered members in good standing with the United States Judo Federation (USJF), United States Judo, Inc. (USA Judo), or United States Judo Association (USJA). All contestants must provide a current and valid USJF, USA Judo or USJA membership registration card as proof of insurance at the time of registration. contestants who do not provide this proof will not be allowed to compete.

All matches will be conducted using the current IJF Contest Rules with the following modifications:

  • Modified Double Elimination Bracket format and Round Robin for groups of 4 or less.
  • Contest area shall be 6x6 meters with 4-meter safety area between competition areas and 3-meter outside border.
  • The CARE system will be in use.
  • Current IJF medical rules are to be used for all divisions, with the exception of the Boys and Girls Divisions on Day 2 which shall use Pre-2003 medical rules.
  • Any competitor who suffers a concussion (as determined by the medical staff) and /or who losses consciousness from head impact will not be allowed to continue competing in the tournament that day in any division.  If a competitor suffers such an injury, they are strongly advised to obtain a medical release from their personal physician before returning to train and compete in Judo.
  • Players who are choked out are NOT allowed to continue to compete in the tournament.
  • Golden Score (3-minute over-time, sudden victory) rules will be in effect for senior Brown and Black Belt division only.   All other regular divisions, Golden Score will be limited to one (1) minute.  If the score is still tied after 1 minute, the referee (and Judging Team or Mat Supervisor if no Judges) shall render a decision. There will be no Golden Score for the Novice Divisions.
  • Rest periods between in cases of consecutive matches will be equal to the match time

All competitors MUST wear Judo Gis that comply with current IJF Judo Gi specifications regarding sizing.

White Judo Gi is Mandatory. Contestants should bring their own blue and white belts.  Blue Judo Gi is optional for blue side only.

Belts will not be provided.

SHIAI DIVISIONS

YONEN DIVISIONS (12 years old and under):  (White/Yellow belt, Orange belt and higher)

  • No Shime-waza (choking techniques)
  • No Kansetsu-waza (arm lock techniques)

5 to 6 years old

  • Match time 2 Minutes

7 to 12 Years old

  • Match time 3 Minutes

SHONEN DIVISIONS (13 to 16 years old) (White/Yellow belt, Orange belt and higher)

  • No Kansetsu-waza (arm lock techniques)
  • Match time 3 Minutes

SENIOR NOVICE Divisions (17 years and older that have not reached brown belt):

  • No Kansetsu-waza (arm lock techniques)
  • Match time 3 minutes

SENIOR BROWN and BLACK belt Divisions (17 years and older):

  • Full IJF rules
  • Match Time 4 minutes
  • No Senior Black & Brown Belt Division can compete in more than one weight class nor can they move up except for Men’s 55kg & Women’s 44kg who may compete in the next weight class.

IJF CADET Divisions (Born 2005 – 2007)

  • Full IJF rules
  • Match Time 4 minutes

IJF JUNIOR Divisions (Born 2002 - 2007)

  • Full IJF rules
  • Match Time 4 minutes

VETERANS NOVICE Division (35 years and older that have not reached brown belt)

  • No Kansetsu-waza (arm lock techniques)
  • Match time 3 minutes

VETERANS BROWN and BLACK belt Divisions (35 years and older):

  • Full IJF rules
  • Match Time 4 minutes
  • Depending upon the number of participants in the Veterans division, Brackets may include merged divisions in age or weight. If a small number of Veteran Novice competitors, Veteran Novice may be grouped with Seniors Novice.

KATA COMPETITION (Day 1)

JUNIOR KATA Division (16 years and under)

The following three Katas are to be contested (teams can be single or mixed gender)

·         Nage-No-Kata

·         Katame-No-Kata

·         Ju-No Kata

SENIOR KATA Divisions (17 years and older)

The following three Katas are to be contested. Teams will be Men and Womens.

·         Nage-No-Kata

·         Katame-No-Kata

·         Ju-No Kata

Location

Felix Event Center »
Azusa Pacific University 701 E. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702
Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Entries

  • IJF Rules Junior - Male 100 USD
    Born 2002 - 2007 (inclusively)
  • IJF Rules Junior - Female 100 USD
    Born 2002 to 2007 (inclusively)
  • Senior Men 100 USD
    Males, Ages 17 and older
  • Senior Women 100 USD
    Females, Ages 17 and older
  • IJF Rules Cadets -Male 100 USD
    Born 2005 - 2007 (inclusively)
  • IJF Rules Cadets - Female 100 USD
    Born 2005 - 2007 (inclusively)
  • Boys 100 USD
    Males, Ages 5 to 16 years
  • Girls 100 USD
    Females, Ages 5 to 16 years
  • Kata 80 USD
    Kata, Junior and Senior Divisions male, female and mixed teams.