Venue: Coventry Arena1st - 3rd August

Judo is back at the Commonwealth Games! For the first time since Glasgow 2014, Judo is back in the Commonwealth Games for Birmingham 2022. Whether you are new to the Games or simply need a refresh here is what you need to know about Commonwealth Judo.

Monday 1st August: -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -60kg &  -66kg

Tuesday 2nd August: -63kg, -70kg, -73kg & -81kg

Wednesday 3rd August: -78kg, +78kg, -90kg, -100kg & +100kg

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Competitive Judo

A competitive Judo match will last for 4 minutes, however, this can be cut short if one competitor scores an ippon, or can last longer if the match goes into golden score.
The objective in a judo match is to throw the opponent to the ground on their back; pin them to the ground principally on their shoulder; or force them to submit to a choke, strangle or armlock. Any of these score ippon, immediately winning the match. Scores from the match will be displayed on the scoreboard with the remaining time of the competition.
There are currently 14 categories within Judo and they are divided into weight and gender:
Female Categories: -48Kg, -52Kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, -78kg and +78kg
Male Categories: -60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, -100kg and +100kg

Are You Traveling For The Games?

If you are travelling for the Games, make sure to join us between sessions at The Novotel Coventry where British Judo will be hosting an official supporters lounge. Make sure to pop by and pick up your supporter’s packs!

This is an ideal location for all our judo family and friends to congregate in between sessions as it is just a 10-minute walk from the Arena.  Food is available and there is a large open-plan bar area as well as a beer garden with a play area for children.  We very much look forward to seeing you at the Games and the Judo House.  The Novotel address is: 3 Wilsons Lane, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6HL

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Judo Glossary

Hajime: Begin
Mate: Stop (wait)
Judogi: Judo Suit
Judoka: One who studies Judo
Rei: Respect/Bow
Shido: Penalty
Waza Ari: 1/2 point.
Ippon: Full point.
Ne Waza: Techniques on the ground.
Tachi Waza: Standing techniques
Golden Score: Golden Score is a sudden death situation and the first contestant to achieve any score wins.
Hansoku: Disqualification