John Anderson Judo Development Shiai 2014

DC Judo regrets to announce the postponement of the John Anderson Development Shiai.
The availability of the Trinity Washington University venue changed due to a Varsity Volleyball game that had priority over our event. We’ve sought an alternative venue but were unable to arrange a suitable location on such short notice. We will host the event in 2015, hopefully in the Spring.
Registrant Refunds will be issued immediately.

Original Information Below

John Anderson Judo Development Shiai

JA Head Shot

John Anderson Hachidan

John Anderson Judo Development Shiai (download flyer)
Open to competitors ages 13+ ranked below Shodan (Black Belt)
Hosted by DC Judo
Saturday October 18th
2 Competition Categories
IJF Judo
IJF Judo (newaza/groundwork only)
(competitors may register for one or more categories)

Location: Trinity Center, Trinity Washington University 125 Michigan Ave NE Washington DC 20017

Time: Saturday October 18th
Check In/Weigh In — 9 AM
Competition Begins — 10:30 AM

Online Registration Only — Click here to complete registration form.

Sanction: USJF #14-10-16

Age Range: Judoka 13 years old and up. Birth year 2001 or before.

Membership: All competitors must be current members of USA Judo, USJF or USJA. Membership number must be provided with registration or paid onsite. Membership card must be presented at check in. There will be an opportunity to register with USA Judo or USJF at the tournament site.

Refereeing: DC Judo and Shufu Yudanshakai encourages all those interested in refereeing to attend. Sensei Roy Englert Jr and Sensei Sharon Landstreet will be available to help new and/or inexperienced referees with coaching to improve refereeing skills. We will also host a clinic on using the CARE System for refereeing matches!

Technical Officials: If you have considered supporting Shufu Judo events as a timekeeper, scorekeeper, match recorder or bracket keeper, training will be available at the event to help you get started or improve your skills.

Assistance/Accommodation Needs: DC Judo encourages competitors who may need assistance or physical accommodations in order to compete to indicate what is needed on the registration form. Judo is for every body.

Instructor Waiver: Instructors will be required to sign a certificate for non-black belt competitors indicating that competitors have sufficient aptitude and skill to participate. Waivers can be signed at check in or can be downloaded here.

IJF Judo Competition:Modified 2013 IJF Rules will govern this tournament. Current IJF medical rules with no examination allowed except for blood or grave injury will apply in all Senior and Masters divisions. Those who perform prohibited acts are subject to automatic Hansoku Make (disqualification.) Kansetsu waza (armbars) will be allowed for ages 15+. Shime waza will be allowed in all shiai categories.

Competitors will be pooled by divisions (Juniors 13-14, Cadets 15-17, Seniors 18+, and Masters 30+) and by rank, age, and weight.

IJF Judo Newaza Only: As above with the following modifications:
Competitors will start with one knee on the mat and one knee up with normal kumikata (grip). There is NO standing work  in this format. If one or both competitors go to both feet, the action will be stopped and re-started in the starting position. Techniques or actions prohibited under IJF rules remain prohibited.  There will be no Golden Score in Judo Newaza Only.  Matches that are drawn at the end of regular time will be hiki-wake (draw.)

Competitors will be pooled by divisions (Juniors 13-14, Cadets 15-17, Seniors 18+, and Masters 30+) and by rank, age, and weight.


The purpose of this event is to support the development of competitive judoka. Competitors are encouraged to compete in whichever categories she/he and her/his instructor feel is appropriate to the competitor’s own development. You must pre-register so that pooling can be completed in advance of the event.

Within each category, tournament officials will create round robin pools that maximize the number of matches for each competitor. Competitor may be pooled with others within 15% of their official weight at weigh in or on a best fit basis.

This event is organized to provide a safe environment for developing competition skill and the tournament director reserves the right to organize pools as required in the interest of safety and providing match opportunities. Please note that match times may be adjusted to complete the event within the available time.

Gi Control:
Competitors are responsible for meeting Gi and other attire requirements of the category or categories she/he is competing in. Competitors must bring a white gi and may wear a blue gi. The first competitor called for a match is blue and may either wear a blue gi or replace her rank belt with a blue belt. The second competitor called is white and must wear a white gi and a white belt.

Transportation and Parking:
Metro access is at the Brookland/CUA station (Red Line) with 3/4 mile walk or via the 80 Bus which stops on Michigan Ave.  See for detailed trip planning.
The nearest Capital BikeShare location is at the Brookland/CUA Metro Station.
Amtrak  stops at Union Station from which you can ride the Metro Red Line to Brookland/CUA.
Bus service on Bolt and similar services arrive in DC at Union Station or Chinatown. Both locations are on the Metro Redline to Brookland/CUA.
Ronald Reagan National Airport is on the Yellow Line. Ride to Gallery Place and transfer to Red line to Brookland/CUA.

Trinity is driver friendly. There is on campus parking in front of and behind the venue. Enter through the security gate on Michigan Ave and you will be directed where to park.

Why Newaza Only category?
IJF Sport Judo rules have tuned competition for effective delivery of entertainment and popular interest at high level events like the Olympics. These changes have been effective in creating visually exciting Judo. Newaza remains a key part of IJF Judo.

John Anderson devoted decades to superlative groundwork skills. We would love to see more opportunity for newer judoka to develop groundwork skills in non-televised matches. We hope this special focus helps build stronger newaza skills while also building integrated competitive skills. It’s also a lot of fun.

Online Registration Only — Click here to complete registration form.

John Anderson on the mat at 80 years of age!

John Anderson on the mat at 80 years of age!

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