Judo | USA World University Games

USA World University Games




  • Judo is a sport where one players attacks the opponent or uses dynamics of force to attack the opponent’s weak spots while on the defensive.

    Total days of play  :5 days


Individual events : 16(8 events each for men and women)

Men : -60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, -100kg, +100kg, Open

Women : -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, -78kg, +78kg, Open


Team events : 2(1 Men, 1 Women)

Men : -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, +90kg

Women : -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, +70kg


Individual events last five minutes and team events last four minutes.
Competitor with the most points wins and moves on to the next round in direct elimination.

Competitions for four weight classes (two Men, two Women) take place in one day.
All competitors may participate in the open weight class in addition to one weight class.

Individual and team events will be conducted in direct elimination with double repechage system,
and golden score system for individual events.

Double repechage system allows competitors that were defeated in the qualification round to compete for a bronze medal.

If scores are level after five minutes, there is a golden score period of five minutes and the first competitor to score wins.

※ Two bronze medals are awarded.



Judo is a combat sport that is based on attack and defense techniques. It originated from jujitsu, an art form of ancient samurai warriors. The name means “gentle way” in Japanese, reflecting its moral code of politeness, courage, sincerity, self-control, honor, modesty, friendship, and respect.