Competitive Judo

Youth competitive Judo

Is it necessary to be a super talent to participate in competition judo?

That is not the case at all. Our competition judokas enjoy the competition. Enjoying the sport is paramount. However, it is advised to train seriously for the competition judokas on Tuesday evening under the guidance of Raymond van der Meer. There, they will learn techniques that are specifically very useful in a competition.

Is it necessary to train very long and hard before you start competitive judo?

No, that’s not the case either. There are tournaments for all levels. Age, weight, and experience are always taken into account. In some tournaments, a coach from the club is present to support the judokas.

How often are the tournaments and are they far away?

Our competition judokas compete at other clubs or participate in tournaments every now and then. They don’t do that every weekend. Competition judokas (and their parents) can decide for themselves when they do and do not participate. For judokas up to and including 12, there are quite a few fun tournaments in the region to participate in, both for beginners and advanced players. The competition judokas older than 12 also have to go a little further away now and then if they want to compete more often. You can find out which tournaments are where, when and for whom on the agenda.

Can you try if you like competitive judo?

Once a year, we organize our own in-house competition. Do you like this very much, and would you like to compete in judo more often? Then it might be fun to participate in the Happy Judo Kids tournament. This tournament is especially intended for real beginners: judokas who want to see if they would like to do judo matches more often. A bit like our own mutual matches. More information about this tournament can be found in the dojo or by contacting
Other suitable tournaments for absolute beginners are the mini-teams tournament in Monster, and the Tegeltjestoernooi in Voorburg.

What is the ‘instaptoernooi’ (entry level tournament)?

The Judo Bond Nederland (JBN) organizes the ‘Instaptoernooi’ four times a year. This is especially intended for novice competition judokas to gain more experience and improve their competition judo. To participate, the judoka must be a member of the JBN. Furthermore, the registration for the tournament is via the competition secretary (

By participating, the judokas can earn points: 10 points for participating and extra points for won matches. Every next time a judoka participates, the obtained points are added to their score. With every fifty points, you earn a new emblem to sew on your suit, starting at yellow and ending at black. More information can be found on the JBN website.

Club ranking

For every time our competition judokas participate in a tournament, they receive points. We keep these points in the club ranking. You may have seen these hanging on the whiteboard in the dojo. At the end of the season, the winner will receive a nice present.

Interested or other questions?

Would you like to join a Tuesday training to see what it is like, you can ask your own judo teacher, or send an email to the competition secretary (Masja van Meeteren, mother of Jaap and Loes) via Via this mail address, you can ask other questions about competitive judo for the youth too.



Adult competitive Judo

Competition training

For the fanatic judoka who likes to get tired and do a lot of randori’s, there is a competition lesson on Wednesday evening. It is not required to compete or have done this in the past to attend these classes. The focus of the lesson is on competition techniques and fitness.

Kameraden (Comrade) Division: Ne-Waza Tournament

The ‘Kameraden Divisie’ has been developed to make competitive judo more accessible for seniors and to stimulate it. At these events, a judo lesson is combined with team competition and socializing. The team matches are played on the ground (na-waza), in order to reduce the chance of injuries. The division consists of four tournaments and a final event, in which eight budo associations from the region participate.

A tournament always consists of the following elements:

  • Technical training
  • Ne-waza ‘randori’ matches
  • Socialize with food/drink

The team that has won most matches at the end of the division, will be awarded the “substitution gi” during the end event.

More information about the Kameradendivise and the schedule can be found on their website and in the agenda.