NEW IJF Rules for 2013 U21 and U18 - Effective January 1st, 2013

Monday November 19th, 2012

NOTE:   AGE REFERS TO THE AGE AS OF DECEMBER 31st.

               

NEW IJF U21 Division! –  events conducted in Canada starting January 1, 2013

 

MINIMUM RANK STANDARD APPLIES TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL EVENTS. 

 

 

                                 JUNIOR MEN

 

U21

 

                             JUNIOR WOMEN

 

Age Minimum                                 16* years

(Born in 1993, 1994, 95, 96, 97 and younger*)

 

 

 

Age Minimum                                 16* years

(Born in 1993, 1994, 95, 96, 97  and younger*)

 

Age Maximum                     20 years

 

 

 

Age Maximum                     20 years

 

Rank Minimum                   Nikyu (Blue)

 

 

 

Rank Minimum                   Nikyu (Blue)

 

Time Duration                      4 minutes GS 2 minutes

 

 

 

Time Duration                      4 minutes GS 2 minutes

 

Weight divisions for both Senior and Junior

up to 55 kg  (not an IJF weight division)

more than 55 kg and up to 60 kg

more than 60 kg and up to 66 kg

more than 66 kg and up to 73 kg

more than 73 kg and up to 81 kg

more than 81 kg and up to 90 kg

 more than 90 kg and up to 100 kg

              more than 100 kg

 

 

 

Weight divisions for both Senior and Junior

up to 44 kg (not an IJF weight division)

more than 44 kg and up to 48 kg

more than 48 kg and up to 52 kg

more than 52 kg and up to 57 kg

more than 57 kg and up to 63 kg

more than 63 kg and up to 70 kg

more than 70 kg and up to 78 kg

              more than 78 kg

 

                                 CADET MEN

 

 

U 18

 

                              CADET WOMEN

 

Age Minimum                      15 years

Age Maximum                     17 years

and younger*

 

 

 

Age Minimum                  15 years

Age Maximum                 17 years

                                                                          and younger*               

 

Born in                               1996 & 1997 & 1998

 

 

 

Born in                              1996 & 1997 & 1998

 

Rank Minimum                   Sankyu (Green)

 

 

 

Rank Minimum                 Sankyu (Green)

 

Time Duration                      4 minutes GS 2 minutes

 

 

 

Time Duration                      4 minutes GS 2 minutes

                                   up to 46 kg

More than 46 kg and up to 50 kg

more than 50 kg and up to 55 kg

more than 55 kg and up to 60 kg

more than 60 kg and up to 66 kg

more than 66 kg and up to 73 kg

more than 73 kg and up to 81 kg

                   more than 81 kg and up to 90 kg

                  more than 90 kg

 

 

                                                     up to 40 kg

more than 40 kg and up to 44 kg

more than 44 kg and up to 48 kg

more than 48 kg and up to 52 kg

more than 52 kg and up to 57 kg

more than 57 kg and up to 63 kg

                  more than 63 kg and up to 70 kg

                  more than 70 kg

 

 

NOTE: as of January 1, 2013 kansetsu waza is allowed in events for this age group (except in competition for beginners judoka).

           

  

   

*      Early Bloomer:

1.1. Judo Canada, applies the following “early bloomer” clause for the National Championships--subject to approval on a case-by-case basis by the Judo Canada designated Committee in order to allow a young but exceptionally mature athlete to gain an enhanced competitive experience:

      “An athlete who wins a medal at the U18 National Championships can enter a National Championship in an older age group (U20, Senior) in that and in the following year despite the fact that he/she still is sixteen (born in 1997); or fifteen (born in 1998) years old.”

 

1.2. “AS WELL, an athlete who wins a medal at the U15 National Championships can enter a National Championship in age group (of U18 and U20) in the following year despite the fact that he/she still is U15.” 

 

1.3. Athletes competing in regional events and falling under the “early bloomer” clause based on the same principle as is specified above, can compete in a maximum of two age divisions during one tournament, providing that these two events do not take place on the same day--subject to approval on a case-by-case basis by Judo Canada or provincially designated Committee.

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