3rd Annual Tyrick Smith-Carter Memorial Tournament

Aug 13, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023 | Brooklyn, NY, USA

American Judo & Starrett / Legrosports 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: 08/13/2023
  • Venue: Brooklyn Sports Club
  • Address: 1540 Van Siclen Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11239
  • Format: Double Elimination or Round Robin for 5 or Less.
  • Age Standards: Age 4 and Up
  • Competitors and coaches will need to present a vaild USA Judo, USJA, USJF or ATJA membership
  • All States Welcome!

  • Regular Pricing: $55 | Late Fee: $75 
  • Additional Division: $30 

The schedule for this event will be posted within 3 - 5 days prior to the event. In order to comfortably accommodate everyone, we are kindly asking that you arrive only 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time. 

We will be going through the divisions chronologically based on age (kids first then adults). We will start with the younger kids first and then move up by age as the day goes on. 

Doors will open at 8:00am and the tournament will start promptly at 9:00am. Please note there is NO WALK UP REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT.

To see the full weight classes for your division you must go to Smoothcomp.

Please note that we will be grouping people within 10 Pounds / 4 Kilograms with each other where possible to ensure the maximum amount of matches.

We will do our best to separate the same club participants into the same division. If approved we can change the participant to another age or weight bracket. 

The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify the divisions/entries to best serve the participants. 

Chief Referee: Regilio Van Eer

Below is a list of rules that are being modified from the IJF Rule Set. 

Tournament directors have the right to modify any IJF Rule they deem necessary during the event. 

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).

  • Divisions Under 13 Years Old are 3 mins.
  • Divisions 13 & Over are 4 mins.
  • Golden Score: 2 minutes for Under 13 Years Old & Unlimited for Over 14 Year Old Divisions
  • The rest time in between matches may not exceed the length of one full match time. 

  • Chokes OK in Divisions 2009 & Older
  • Armlocks OK in Divisions 2006 & Older

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. 

U13 Divisions:

  • Shido's 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. 
  • 13+ 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.

All competitors must wear a properly fitting gi.

Participants May Wear...

  • White Judo Gis & Blue Judo Gis (WHITE JUDO GIS ARE PREFERRED)
  • Any patches/embroidery can be worn as long as it does not hinder the opponent's ability to grab judo gi

Contact information for the 

3rd Annual Tyrick Smith-Carter Memorial TournamentAmerican Judo / Jimmy Pedro's Judo Center