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Samurai Judo Championships 2022

October 23

The dojo with the most points at the end of the competition will receive the trophy and a $1000 check.


When: October 23, 2022 starts at 9:00 am

Weigh-in will start at 9:00 am, line up at 9:30 am, and PeeWee brackets shortly after

Where: 461 Bergen Blvd., Ridgefield, NJ

Tournament Directors: Zumo El-Sanhouri, Charles Steidle

Head Referee: Saro Balagezyan

USA Judo Sanctioned Event: #00226

Entry  Fee:

  • Regular Pricing: $60 – before Oct 16
  • Late Pricing: $75 – between October 16 and October 20
  • Second Division: $20 (discount will be applied in checkout)

End of registration is October 20th 11:59 pm

  • $5 spectator fee

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: US athletes ages 4 and up, white belt to brown belt. Athletes will need to present a valid USA Judo, USJA, ATJA, or USJF membership when checking in.

Rules: This event will use a modified IJF rule set. No armbars are allowed for any division. Chokes are allowed for 13 yrs old and up. Tournament directors have the right to modify any IJF Rule they deem necessary during the event. There will be 3 mats with no care system.

Matches: All divisions will be grouped once registration closes. The listed divisions are placeholders and weight classes are set up so we can get a general idea of the divisions.

8 yrs old and under will be pooled into groups of 3 or 4 as close to age, weight, and belt as possible.  Pools will use round robin brackets. 8 and under will receive an award.

9 yrs old and up will use round robin brackets for groups under 5 athletes and double elimination brackets for 6+ athletes.

Match Times:

• Peewee Divisions: 2 min

• 7-14 Divisions: 3 min

• 14+ Divisions: 4 min

The clock only stops for injury or fixing/tying Judo Gi.


October 23
Event Category:


Zumo El-Sanhouri


St. Vartanantz Church