An all age judo tournament hosted by Tacoma South Sound Sports and Ippon Judo Dojo, Inc. (Lakewood, WA)
Oak Tree participants should be enrolled in the Intermediate Junior Class, Advanced Junior Class or Adult Judo Class, and should seek instructor advisement before registering. If you are a minor and under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must sign a release for your participation.
*This is the biggest local tournament of the year and ALL Oak Tree athletes who are eligible for competition should be fighting.
Carpooling can be arranged person to person, the dojo will not be providing carpool services.
There are several major, national organizations that organize tournaments in the United States. The two we work with the most are USA JUDO and UNITED STATES JUDO FEDERATION otherwise known as USJF. To compete widely, you must be a member of both. You will start registering for USA JUDO and then apply for the "Joint Membership Option" on the USJF site. We understand this is confusing. Please consult with your sensei to assess what memberships you will need for your level of competition.
For financial planning, it is good to know that memberships are roughly $140 a year per participant.
All potential participants must have two full competition gis, one BLUE and one WHITE. Gis can be purchased through the dojo and cost $60 per gi. Checks, cards and cash can be accepted for gis. Please make checks out to OAK TREE JUDO DOJO. Please speak to your sensei three weeks prior to competition to purchase a gi.
All entry forms and waivers must be submitted to Sensei Lukela no later then Wednesday, October 17th!!! Please fill out entry forms COMPLETELY. Entry forms with missing information will be returned to the respective athlete or parent.
All athletes will weigh in on Saturday, October 20th from 7AM to 8:30AM at the tournament venue. Registration will close at 8:30AM!
$40.00 USD (First Division), $25.00 USD (Second Division)
$50.00 CAD (First Division), $35.00 CAD (Second Division)
Make checks payable to Ippon Judo Dojo
*ALL Oak Tree athletes AND parents must consult Sensei Fred or Sensei Lopaka for permission to compete in two divisions!!! This is for the safety of our judoka. Failure to do so may result in the removal of the athlete from the additional division at tournament day.
Blue judogis are NOT REQUIRED for Junior athletes, but they must have a white judogi.
Blue judogis are REQUIRED for ALL Senior athletes including Senior Novice athletes.
Click HERE for tournament information and rules.