UTMA Club Judo Tournament
Tennessee State Championships

Shiai Information

Entree Fees

  • $35.00 First Division
  • Additional Divisions $20.00 each
*Make checks payable to Martial Arts Club at UT


  • In accordance with USA Judo sanctioning policies, no arm bars or chokes are allowed in ANY novice division
  • Competitors under 13 will be allowed to be examined by medical without forfeiting the match
  • Additional rule modifications at the discretion of the tournament director in consultation with the chief referee

Judo Gis

  • ALL Competitors must have a white judo gi
  • Players with only a blue judo gi will not be allowed to play if they are called as the white player
  • Players should bring their own blue and white belts. Blue sashes will be provided.


  • Modified Double Elimination
  • Round Robin for five or fewer entries

Match Times

  • Senior Advanced: 4 minutes
  • All others: 3 minutes


  • Juniors: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies (no separate trophies for state champions)
  • Masters / Senior Novice: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals (no separate medals for state champions)
  • Senior Advanced: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place - Separate medals awarded to state champions
  • 1st place Team Trophy for Junior team with most points
  • 1st place Team Trophy for Senior team with most points


Note: For Seniors and Masters, the advanced division will be considered the State Championship division
  • Masters: Depends on entries (usually novice / advanced: light, medium, heavy*)
  • Seniors: Novice: White Belt – Green Belt, Advanced: Brown and Black Belt
  • Men’s divisions will use Olympic weight classes (132, 145, 161, 178, 198, 220-, 220+)
  • Women’s divisions will be divided into light, medium and heavy*
  • Boys and Girls: 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-16: light, medium and heavy*
  • Open Division: Single elimination. Separate men’s and women’s divisions if enough interest
*Additional brackets will be added as needed. Maximum 25 lb weight difference except with player and coach’s approval
** Tournament Director reserves the right to add, delete or modify any Division.