This year, organizations are creating some innovative competitive brackets including a wider community. Below are two recent developments for the Nanka Judo Fall Tournament, and 5th Annual “Fight for the Cure” All Women’s Charity Judo Tournament.

Nanka Judo Fall Tournament-11 September, Westminster High School, Westminster, CA

The Nanka Judo Fall Tournament will be held on Sunday 11 September. Like the Golden State Open held in May of this year. Nanka Judo will be using for its registration, pooling, and scoring. You can only pre-register for this event. There will be no day of registration. Competitors must declare their weights at time of registration. However, on the day of competition, failure to make weight in your respective category will result in your immediate disqualification. This year, a new format available for Novice competitors where they fight for the entire period, regardless of the number of Ippons, Waza-Aris, Shidos given, unless it is a complete rout. More details on this as registration opens later this month.

5th Annual “Fight for the Cure” All Women’s Charity Judo Tournament-23 October, Norte Vista High School, Riverside, CA

For this year’s “Fight for the Cure” All Women’s Charity Judo Tournament, Riverside Youth Judo Club will be bringing back one of our most favorite divisions: Mom’s Judo! Here is a video on the Mom’s Judo adaptive rules. Anyone interested?