Early bird registrations
03 May - 11 May 7:00 am
Normal registration
11 May - 28 May 11:59 pm
Late registrations
28 May - 01 Jun 12:00 am
Event starts 04 Jun

2023 Nanka Late Spring Judo DevelopmentTournament

The Nanka Judo Yudanshakai Late Spring Judo Development Tournament will take place on Sunday June 4th, 2023 at Westminster High School Gym, Westminster, CA.

USA Judo Sanction # 00368

Due to circumstances beyond our control,  a last minute change to our sanction  from USJF to USA Judo was made.  Unfortunately we require everyone sign a new waiver for the tournament.  Please understand that while USJF and USJA members will not be covered under the USA Judo insurance,  everyone be protected under the equivalent policy that Nanka has purchased especially  for this tournament. It is Nanka's intention that all athletes will compete in a fair and safe manor and have fun doing so.

Tournament Overview

It is Nanka’s intention to provide a competitive event that is a fair, safe and fun environment for our members. This document outlines the rules and guidelines to support this goal. This tournament is a Nanka Development Event.

Nanka Development Tournaments:  Provide an introduction to judo tournaments with the goal of giving competitors the opportunity to gain an understanding of tournament rules and protocols in a competitive situation. 

Please note that the maximum number of individual registrations for this event has been set at 500.

In all cases the Tournament Director has the final decision.


Judoka members in good standing of the three Judo Organizations (USJF, USJA and USA Judo) are welcome to participate in this tournament without restriction. All participants will have Medical and Accident Insurance using an insurance policy purchased by Nanka especially for this event.  It is Nanka's intention to support and provide judo opportunities no matter your organization. Nanka was formed 90 years ago with this intent.

The full tournament Information Packet is available at https://www.nankajudo.com.  Please download and read.

The following dates are the timeline for this tournament:

·    Early Bird Fee Registration Opens:                   May 3rd, 2023

·    Normal Fee Registration:                                   May 11th, 2023

·    Late Fee Registration:                                        May 28th, 2023

·    Registration Closes:                                           Midnight Wednesday May 31st, 2023

·    Tournament Brackets Published:                      Morning Friday June 2nd, 2023

·    Tournament Bracket Finalized:                         No later than 5pm Saturday June 3rd, 2023

·     Final Brackets published:                                 No later than 7pm Saturday June 3rd, 2023

All athletes must provide proof of valid and current membership of the USJF, USJA or USA Judo to compete in this event. Please be prepared to upload an image of your  membership card when prompted during the online registration process. Registrations without proof of membership will be denied.

For the purposes of this tournament the AGE of the competitor is with respect to the day of the event.

Shiai Fees

·   Early Bird Fee (before May 11)      $40.00 1st Division,      $35.00 for second division          

·   Normal Registration:                      $50.00 1st Division,       $40.00 for second division

·   Late Registration (After May 27)   $60.00 1st Division,       $50.00 for second division

Kata Fees

Kata fee (per person)

·   Early Bird Fee (before May 11)        $20.00 1st Kata,            $17.50 for each additional Kata 

·   Normal Registration:                        $25.00 1st Kata,           $20.00 for each additional Kata

·   Late Registration (After May 27)    $30.00 1st Kata,            $25.00 for each additional Kata

Shiai Divisions

As stated in the Tournament Overview, Nanka endeavors to ensure that all athletes participate in our tournaments do so in a fair and safe manner.

In order to ensure equitable safety, Nanka has instituted limits on division requirements. This to ensure our automatic bracketing process does not inappropriately mismatch competitors with a wide range of age, weight or skill. 

Athletes must select their true age/weight/rank division as their first entry.  They may also select one (1) “additional” division based upon the following limits.

For the purposes of this tournament:

·   The Athletes age for registration is determined by their actual age on the day of the event.

·   The Athletes weight will be checked for compliance on the day at staging check in.

·    The Athlete’s rank is that as held on the day of the event. Athletes cannot compete in a division of a lower rank.

Weight Limit: Weights ranges are specified. Athletes can compete in the next weight division higher if that competitor’s weight is above a limit of 5% below the lowest specified weight of the higher division.  (E.g. A competitor who is 40kg and whose primary weight division is under 42kg, would be eligible to compete in the higher division of under 47kg, as they exceed the safety limit for that division of 39.9.kg. A competitor whose weight is 38.5kg (which meets the under 42kg requirement) however, would not be eligible for the under 47kg as they are below the safety limit of 39.9kg.)

Age Limit: Athletes can compete in the appropriate weight division of the next older Age Group if their age is one year younger than the younger age limit of the older division.

Rank Limit:  Entering a division specified for other ranks is not permitted.

note there will be no walk in registrations for this event.


  • Youth Male 50 USD
    Males, Ages 5 to 16
  • Youth Female 50 USD
    Females, Ages 5 to 16 years
  • Adult Male 50 USD
    Males, Ages 17 and older
  • Adult Female 50 USD
    Females, Ages 17 and older
  • Kata 25 USD

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