Normal registration
01 Apr - 10 Oct 11:59 pm
Late registrations
10 Oct - 16 Oct 11:59 pm
Event starts 20 Oct

Samurai Judo championships 2024

Samurai Judo & MMA  provide the best tournament experience possible. Samurai Judo Championships are the perfect place for any judoka looking to gain experience in a competitive yet friendly tournament . 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. 



When: October 20, 2024 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

The entrance is in back of the building / bottom of the hill

Google maps link to entrance:


573 Carpenter Place, Ridgefield NJ. This is the address across the corner from the parking lot of the event.

Please be at the competition 9:00AM sharp, we will start the 4-6 and 7-8 year old divisions.


Tournament Directors: Zumo El-Sanhouri, Charles Steidle

Head Referee:    

USA Judo Sanctioned Event: #00

Entry  Fee:

  • Regular Pricing: $60 - before Oct 10th
  • Late Pricing: $75 - between October 10th and October 17th
  • Second Division: $35 (discount will be applied in checkout)

End of registration is October 16th 11:59 pm

  • $5 spectator fee
THERE IS NO 'DAY-OF' REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT. Refunds until OCT 14th, after that all entries are final.

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

Visit the "Help registering to Event" page above if you need help with the Smoothcomp system. Link to page:

Rules: This event will use a modified IJF rule set. No armbars are allowed for division under brown belt. 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


  • PeeWees Boys 4-6 years old 60 USD
  • Junior Boys 7-8 years old 60 USD
  • Junior Boys 9-10 years old 60 USD
  • Junior Boys 11-12 years old 60 USD
  • Juvenile Male 13-14 years old 60 USD
  • Cadet Male 15-17 years old 60 USD
  • Senior Male 18+ yrs 60 USD
  • Senior men (21+) 60 USD
  • Veteran men (30+) 60 USD
  • Masters Male 40+ Years old 60 USD
  • PeeWees Girls 4-6 years old 60 USD
  • Junior Girls 7-8 years old 60 USD
  • Junior Girls 9-10 years old 60 USD
  • Junior Girls 11-12 years old 60 USD
  • Juvenile Female 13-14 years old 60 USD
  • Cadet Female 15-17 years old 60 USD
  • Senior Female 18+ yrs 60 USD
  • Senior Women (21+) 60 USD
  • Veteran Women (30+) 60 USD
  • Masters Female 40+ yrs 60 USD

Cancel/Refund policy