2023 First in Flight Judo Tournament

Aug 5, 2023 - Aug 5, 2023 | Lebanon, OH, USA

American Judo & Chu To Bu Brasa 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. 


Date: 08/05/2023

Venue: Countryside YMCA

Address: 1699 Deerfield Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036

Format: 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 Membership

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

Non-USA Judo Competitors may compete as well

All States are Welcome!


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). 


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


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

Two Skill Levels: Novice (Orange & Below) & Open (Green & Above)

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi Preferred


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


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

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

Chokes Allowed

Armlocks (15-16 years only in OPEN)

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi Preferred


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 Preferred


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 Judo Gi Preferred


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

Blue & Below

NO Chokes 

NO Armlocks

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi Preferred


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

Chokes Allowed

Armlocks Allowed

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi Preferred


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

Blue & Below

NO Chokes

NO Armlocks

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi Preferred


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

Chokes Allowed

Armlocks Allowed

Judo Gi Color: White Judo Gi Preferred


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. 


Novice 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. 


Open 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


All Competitors MUST have a WHITE Judo Gi that fits properly


Contact information for the 

2023 First in Flight Judo TournamentAmerican Judo / Jimmy Pedro's Judo Center
events@americanjudo.com
617-257-4769