Updates to the Judo Canada policies

A Short Stay in Japan for Klimkait and Guica
29 December 2020
Medals for Kelita Zupancic, Étienne Briand and Zachary Burt
29 December 2020

As per decision of Judo Canada’s Board of Directors, the following important updates to the Judo Canada policies has been approved:

  • Backpatches

As of January 1st, 2017 for Judo Canada sanctioned event only backpatches approved by Judo Canada are allowed on the judogi – see the attached documents

  • Tournament Sanctioning Policy: For all tournaments sanctioned by Judo Canada the following standrads for tatami layout is allowed:  – 4 m between safety zone between two adjacent tatamis and  3 m the outside safety zone.
  • As of January 1st , 2017:  To allow U18 and younger judoka without permanent residency status in Canada to compete in National Championships  providing that they have a minimum of two years of membership with Judo Canada .

Clarification of the eligibility of athletes for  the Early bloomer status in the 2016/17 season

Division Actual Age Birth Year Early Bloomer Rules
U12 10-11 2006 & 2007 Not eligible
U14 12-13 2004 & 2005 Maybe eligible for U16 only based on Provincial rules request & waiver required
U16 14-15 2002 & 2003 2003 eligible for U18 only with Early Bloomer request

2002 eligible for U18, U21 & Senior no Early Bloomer request required, only 2 divisions per tournament

U18 16-17 2000 & 2001 Eligible for U21 & Senior, no Early Bloomer request required
U21 18-20 1997, 1998 & 1999 Eligible for Senior, no Early Bloomer request required







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