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.
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
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
· Late Fee Registration: May 28th, 2023
· Registration Closes: Midnight Wednesday May 31st,
· 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.
Bird Fee (before May 11) $40.00
1st Division, $35.00 for
Registration: $50.00 1st Division, $40.00
for second division
Registration (After May 27) $60.00
1st Division, $50.00 for
Kata fee (per person)
Bird Fee (before May 11) $20.00
1st Kata, $17.50 for each additional Kata
Registration: $25.00 1st Kata, $20.00 for each additional Kata
Registration (After May 27) $30.00
1st Kata, $25.00 for each additional Kata
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
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
· 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.