Update: 29 August 2018

The 2018 Australian Kodokan Judo Association (AKJA) National Judo Championships will be held from Saturday 29 September to Monday 1st October 2018 at the Shoalhaven Basketball Stadium, 85 Cambewarra Rd, Bomaderry, 2541, New South Wales.  This event is being hosted jointly by the NSW Kodokan Judo Association and the Australian Kodokan Judo Association.

  • The Opening Ceremony of the Championships will commence at 9.00am on Saturday 29 September 2018 with the junior & cadet shiai (competition) commencing straight after at 9.30am.
  • The Shiai (competition) for the AKJA Seniors tournament will commence at 9.00am on Sunday 30th September, 2018.
  • The Kata competition will commence at 9.30am on Monday 1st October, 2018.



  • The official shiai weigh-in for Junior & Cadets will be held between 5.00 – 6.00 pm on Friday evening 28th September at the venue.
  • The official senior and master competitors weigh-in will be held between 4.30 – 5.00 pm on Saturday afternoon 29th September.
  • There is only the one weigh-in opportunity which will be held the afternoon before each day of contest. There will be NO weigh-in on the day of the tournament.
  • Male players will weigh in judo-gi pants only whilst females will weigh in gi pants and a t shirt. Stripping to underwear will not be allowed.


  • 28/09/18: Weigh-in for Junior & Cadet divisions.
  • 29/09/18: Junior and Cadet shiai categories.
    Weigh-in for Senior & Masters shiai categories
  • 30/09/18: Senior and Masters categories;
  • 01/10/18: Kata Tournament for the AKJA National Championships;


  • State Associations and Clubs are reminded that all entries must be submitted to the AKJA electronically (on the attached mass entry form) with the appropriate fees of $60.00 per category for Seniors and Cadets and $40.00 per category for Juniors by no later than the 31st August 2018. Entries made after this date carry a late entry fee of $90.00 per category and will be accepted up until 7 days prior to the commencement of the Championships. Entries into the open categories are free if the entrant has competed in a weight category.
  • States and Clubs must have each competitor complete the individual entry waiver form (also enclosed herewith) and have them submitted to the Event Director by the listed closing date. The AKJA only requires the mass entry form to be sent in electronically by the due date with the appropriate fees. Please do not alter the format of the Excel spreadsheet (mass entry form). The hard copy individual entry/waiver forms are to be submitted by no later than 15th September 2018 to the address below. No entry without the appropriate fee and on the proper form will be accepted.

AKJA Inc. Event Director
917a South Road,
Clarence Gardens
S.A. 5039

  • Mass entry weigh-in sheet is to be emailed to: [email protected]  Competitors will be entered in the appropriate age and weight category to which they belong. Those competing in the Cadet Category (16 & 17 years inclusive) may also enter the appropriate senior weight category with and additional fee of $30.00 if they so desire. States and Clubs are reminded that natural birth date applies at all AKJA Tournaments. Random proof of age checks may be conducted at the discretion of the AKJA.
  • There is no limit to the number of players that may be entered by any State or Club. Entry forms can be obtained from the AKJA website at: www.judokodokanaustralia.org.au.  It is requested that the attached name and weight sheet (with all columns completed) will be forwarded electronically (via EMAIL) to the Tournament Director at: [email protected]
  • States and Clubs must notify the Tournament Director (David Gordge) of any weight changes by no later than the 15th September 2018. Please ensure junior weights are correct otherwise penalties for not doing so will have to be re-introduced. Please note that Cadet and Senior competitors who do not make the weight of their officially nominated category, may either be disqualified or charged an additional entry fee to be re-entered in a different category. The A.K.J.A. Inc. reserves the right to amalgamate divisions or separate ages as may be required on the day.


  • The Kata Tournament entry fee is $60.00 per team per Kata, $90.00 per team for two Kata, plus $30.00 for each additional Kata thereafter.
  • The Kata to be contested are Katame-no-Kata, Nage-no-Kata, Goshin-Jutsu, Ju-no-Kata, Kime-no-Kata & Itsutsu-no-Kata.
  • Separate Kata entry forms are also enclosed herewith. Kata entries and the appropriate fees must be lodged at the same time as the Shiai entries.
  • A Kata competitor competing in one Kata cannot compete in the same Kata with a different partner.
  • Kata pairs can be same sex or mixed.
  • Kata competitors must report to the control table by no later than 30 Minutes (9.00am) before the Start of the Kata Tournament at 9.30am on the 1st October, 2018.


  • All States are requested to submit a list of their active ranked referees who are willing and able to attend these Championships in a Refereeing capacity. Referees are a necessary part of any tournament and for this one to be a success, referee help is needed. It is requested that every State please provide a number of referees prepared to assist with this task. In addition, a list of active candidate referees (who should hold a minimum of a State “A” license) who wish to undertake examination at these championships for a National license should also be submitted at the same time. Both the Referee and Candidate referee list must be lodged with the AKJA by no later than 15th September 2018. This document is to be emailed to the Tournament Director at [email protected].
  • States and Clubs should ensure that all referees including candidates wear the official AKJA Referee/Officials uniform of navy jacket, grey trousers, navy socks. Pocket badges for the jackets will be sent out on request or provided on the day.


  • Competitors at this tournament will only be allowed to compete in ALL WHITE JUDOGI. In addition, States and clubs are reminded that Juniors compete under modified rules and children U13 years will compete under a multiple scoring system with continuous time operative. The rules of this tournament will be governed by the AKJA Contest Rules 2016-2017. An electronic copy of the rules can be found here.
  • Should there be any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Tournament Director (Mr David Gordge 0416 115 195).