2023 New Jersey Judo Open

Wayne, New Jersey

Jan. 29, 2023 7 a.m. (ET)


American Judo & Jimmy Pedro's Judo Center have teamed up to provide the best tournament experience possible. American Judo Shiai's are the perfect place for any judoka looking to gain experience in a competitive yet friendly tournament atmosphere. Our developmental tournament series offers as many matches as possible, so you can get the most out of your experience. With a modified rule set in place, everyone is sure to have a positive tournament experience. 


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TOURNAMENT DETAILS: 



American Judo & New Jersey State Judo have teamed up to provide the best tournament experience possible. American Judo Shiai's are the perfect place for any judoka looking to gain experience in a competitive yet friendly tournament atmosphere. Our developmental tournament series offers as many matches as possible, so you can get the most out of your experience. With a modified rule set in place, everyone is sure to have a positive tournament experience. 


TOURNAMENT DETAILS: 


USA Judo Sanctioned Event: #PENDING


Date: 01/29/23


Venue: Wayne Police Athletic League (PAL)


Address: 1 Pal Dr, Wayne, NJ 07470


Format: Modified Double Elimination or Round Robin for 5 or Less; All competitors are guaranteed 2 matches or your entry fee back. 


Age Standards: Age 4 and Up


Competitors and coaches will need to present a valid USA Judo, USJA, USJF or ATJA membership

Non-US Competitors must contact USA Judo for a letter of invitation

All States Welcome!


Funds raised go toward the New Jersey Judo Athlete Fund.


QUESTIONS/NEED HELP:

Questions? Email Riley McIlwain at events@americanjudo.com or call Pedro’s Judo Center at 781-245-0644 and ask to speak with Riley.RULES

IJF International Federation Rules:


Competitors and coaches will need to present a vaild USA Judo, USJA, USJF and ATJA memberships


EVENTS WILL USE A MODIFIED IJF RULE SET

The event guarantees athletes at least 2 matches or their entry fee will be refunded. 


These events are designed to give the best possible experience for the athlete. Coaches and referees should work together to create a positive experience for athletes. The focus of these events is the development and the emphasis is on positive judo (Throws, Pins, Armlocks, Chokes). 


4-8 YEARS OLD DIVISIONS:


The times of Matches are 3 mins with 2 min golden score: Running Clock - The clock only stops for blood/doctor or tying of judo gi. 

Each division is open to all skill levels

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi Preferred

9-12 YEARS OLD DIVISIONS:


The time of the matches are 3 mins with 2 min golden score

Two Skill Levels: Basic (Orange & Below) & Intermediate (Green & Above)

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi Preferred

13-16 YEARS OLD DIVISIONS NOVICE


The time of the matches are 3 mins with 2 minute golden score

Orange & Below

Chokes Allowed

NO Armlocks

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi only for Novice

13-16 YEARS OLD DIVISIONS INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED


The time of the matches are 4 mins with unlimited golden score

Intermediate (Purple & Below) & Advanced (Brown & Black)

Chokes Allowed

Armlocks (16 years only Brown Belt and up)

Judo Gi Color: White & Blue Judo Gi Required

17-20 YEARS OLD DIVISIONS NOVICE


The time of the matches are 3 mins with 2 minute golden score

Orange & Below

Chokes Allowed

NO Armlocks

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi only for Novice

17-20 YEARS OLD DIVISIONS INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED


The time of the matches are 4 mins with unlimited golden score

Intermediate (Purple & Below) & Advanced (Brown & Black)

Chokes Allowed

Armlocks Allowed

Judo Gi Color: White & Blue Judo Gi Required

SENIOR DIVISIONS NOVICE


The time of the matches are 3 mins with 2 minute golden score

Blue & Below

Chokes Allowed

NO Armlocks

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi only for Novice

SENIOR DIVISIONS BROWN BELT DIVISION


The time of the matches are 4 mins with unlimited golden score

Chokes Allowed

Armlocks Allowed

Judo Gi Color: White & Blue Judo Gi Required

SENIOR DIVISIONS BLACK BELT DIVISION


The time of the matches are 4 mins with unlimited golden score

Chokes Allowed

Armlocks Allowed

Judo Gi Color: White & Blue Judo Gi Required

VETERAN DIVISIONS BASIC


The time of the matches are 3 mins with 2 minute golden score

Orange & Below

Chokes Allowed

NO Armlocks

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi only for Novice

VETERAN DIVISIONS INTERMEDIATE


The time of the matches are 4 mins with unlimited golden score

Chokes Allowed

Armlocks Allowed

Judo Gi Color: White & Blue Judo Gi Required

VETERAN DIVISIONS ADVANCED


The time of the matches are 4 mins with unlimited golden score

Chokes Allowed

Armlocks Allowed

Judo Gi Color: White & Blue Judo Gi Required

COACHING


Coaching is encouraged at all times during the matches. 


What does it mean to coach your athlete: 


All comments from the coach should be geared towards helping your athlete perform a judo technique.

As long as coaches are being a positive influence over the athlete they will be encouraged to continue coaching. 

PENALTIES


Basic Divisions 


Shidos will not be handed out for Minor infractions

Referees will warn judoka about infractions and instruct them not to do so in the future. 

If a judoka gets 3 warnings for the same infraction they will lose the match. 

If a judoka gets 3 warnings for different infractions the match will continue. 

Intermediate Divisions


Referees will use their discretion to give penalties for stalling

Stalling can include - Running out of bounds, defensive posture, or any action deemed to prevent their opponent from positive judo.

If a judoka gets 3 warnings for the same infraction they will lose the match. 

If a judoka gets 3 warnings for different infractions the match will continue.

Advanced, Brown, Black Belt Divisions


These will follow IJF Rules

JUDO UNIFORMS


All Competitors MUST have a Judo Uniform that fits them properly

The head referee for this event will be Tyler Yonemori

 

 

Contact information for the 2023 New Jersey Judo Open:

New Jersey Judo / American Judo System
events@americanjudo.com
617-257-4769