IJC Four Seasons Judo Invitational - Fall 2023

Oct 29, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023 | Flushing, NY, USA


American Judo & International 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. 




USA Judo Sanctioned Event: #00292

Date: 10/29/23

Venue: IJC Martial Arts

Address: 28-20 120th St 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY 11354

Format: Modified Double Elimination or Round Robin for 3 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 vaild USA Judo, USJA, USJF or ATJA membership

All States Welcome!



Regular Pricing: $50

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 8:30am and the tournament will start promptly at 9:00am. Please note there is NO WALK UP REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT.



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

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. 

We will do our best to keep junior athletes grouped by rank in the following groups:

All 2015-2019 Divisions will be grouped into divisions of up to 4 and all will receive a medal

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



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

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

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). 

Refs for kids (U13) matches should be at least a brown belt in judo. Refs for ages 13+ should be at least a black belt in judo. 

1 Ref per mat area. No Care system is used at the events.


Divisions Under 13 Years Old are 3 mins running time.

Divisions 13 & Over are 4 mins running time.

The clock only stops for blood/doctor or tying of judo gi. 

Athletes are encouraged to get up quickly and continue. 

Golden Score

All U13 Years Old - 2 minutes // If nobody scores at the end of the Golden Score, the referee decides the winner

All U13 Years Old - Unlimited


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...

Any color (white, blue, black)

Any patches/embroidery can be worn as long as it does not hinder opponents ability to grab judo gi

Contact information for the IJC Four Seasons Judo Invitational – Fall 2023:

American Judo System / IJC Martial Arts