Ways to Win

American Freestyle Judo

How to Win

IPPON- Via Throw or Submission

SUPERIOR DECISION- 12 Point Spread, Such as 12-0, 14-2, 17-5 Esc…

DECISION- Score more points than opponent at the end of the schedule match time.

OVERTIME- 1 Minute over time, The First contestant to Score will win, if neither contestant scores an Ippon or Points then the match will go the Ref’s decision.

Win by Ippon

THROW- Throw opponent with control and force on back or back/side.

ARMLOCK- Opponent taps out or referee stops the contest due to safety.

CHOKE- Opponent taps out or referee stops the contest due to safety.

PIN (Ages 14 and Under)- Hold opponent in the Osaekomi for 25 seconds.

Ippons are not scored for Osaekomi for teens 15-17 YO, Adult or Masters Divisions

You must use a throw or takedown technique (Leg Grad or Throw) to go to the ground. Pulling an opponent to the mat without attempting an actual throw (Pulling Guard) is considered passive and will result in a penalty.

Scoring Points

4 Points (Waza-ari)

Throw/Takedown- Opponent lands mostly on their back or backside but not enough for Ippon.

Pin- Hold opponent for at least 20 Seconds

2 Points (Yuko)

Throw/Takedown- Opponent lands on their side or back in what would be a Yuko in Regular Judo rules

Pin-Hold opponent for at least 10 Seconds.

Throw/Takedown- Opponent lands on their front torso, (Not hands and knees) or on buttocks light on side

Pin-Hold Opponent for at 5 Seconds

Breakdown- Turn opponent onto their back with control from stable Ground Position

Guard Pass-Get past their opponent legs with control

Sweep From Guard- Sweep your opponent from bottom to top (Starting in a Guard position)

WEIGHT DIVISIONS

PRE K 3-4 YEARS OLD

  • 35 Lbs & Under
  • 35.1- 40 Lbs
  • 40.1-45 Lbs
  • 45.1-50 Lbs
  • 50.1 & Above

Kinder --  5-6 Years old

  • 40 &Under
  • 40.1-50 Lbs
  • 50.1-60 Lbs
  • 60.1-70 Lbs
  • 70.1-80 Lbs
  • 80.1 Lbs & Above

Youth 1 --   7-8 Years old

  • 50 & Under
  • 50.1-60 Lbs
  • 60.1-70 Lbs
  • 70.1-80 Lbs
  • 80.1-90 Lbs
  • 90.1-100 Lbs
  • 110.1-120 Lbs
  • 120.1 Lbs & Above

Youth 2 --  9-10 Years old

  • 60 & Under
  • 60.1-70 Lbs
  • 70.1-80 Lbs
  • 80.1-90 Lbs
  • 90.1-100 Lbs
  • 100.1-110 Lbs
  • 110.1-120 Lbs
  • 120.1 Lbs & Abovr

Pre-Teen -- 11-12 Years old

  • 70 & Under
  • 70.1-80 Lb
  • 80.1-90 Lbs
  • 90.1-100 Lbs
  • 100.1-110 Lbs
  • 110.1-120 Lbs
  • 120.1-130 Lbs
  • 130.1-145 Lbs
  • 145.1 Lbs & Above

Teen  -- 13-14 Years old

  • 90 & Under
  • 90.1-100 Lbs
  • 100.1-115 Lbs
  • 115.1-130 Lbs
  • 130.1-145 Lbs
  • 145.1-160 Lbs
  • 160.1 Lbs & Above

Juvenile --15-17 Years old

  • 100 & Under
  • 100.1-115 Lbs
  • 115.1-130 Lbs
  • 130.1-145 Lbs
  • 145.1-160 Lbs
  • 160.1-175 Lbs
  • 175.1-190 Lbs
  • 190.1 Lbs & Above

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Adult Male Weight Classes 18+ Years old

  • Featherweight  ----  135 & Under
  • Flyweight  --- 135.1-145 Lbs
  • Lightweight --145.1-155 Lbs
  • Junior Welterweight --155.1-165 Lbs
  • Welterweight --165.1-175 Lbs
  • Middleweight --175.1-185 Lbs
  • Light Heavyweight --185.1-200 Lbs
  • Heavyweight--200.1-220 Lbs
  • Super Heavyweight --220.1Lbs & Above

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Masters Male Weight Classes 30+ Years old

  • Lightweight --160 Lbs & Under
  • Middleweight --160.1-180 Lbs
  • Light Heavyweight --180.1-200 Lbs
  • Heavyweight-- 200.1+ Lbs & Above

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Women's Weight Classes 18+ Years old

  • Featherweight ---- 115 Lbs & Under
  • Lightweight --115.1-130 Lbs
  • Welterweight --130.1-145 Lbs
  • Middleweight 145.1-160 Lbs
  • Heavyweight-- 160.1 Lbs & Above