Competition Regulations


Athletes should make sure that all the registration information is correct from the event fighter's list.

Check the Name, Weight, Gender, Age, Belt, and Academy!

If there are any errors on the application or the name is not included on the list, changes should be made until the event's registration deadline, requests sent after the correction deadline will be ignored.

The Supreme Organizing Committee shall be entitled to close the registration in case the number of registered players reaches its full capacity.



  1. All athletes, Kids, Youth, and Adults from White to Black Belt must be properly affiliated for the current season.
  2. All academies must be registered and approved in order for its students to register in the competition.
  3. All the documentation must be properly filled out when registering the affiliation online. All athletes with pending and/or incorrect documentation will be able to register for the tournament, but at the weigh in they need to have their details matching with membership application.
  4. For information on how to become a member or membership renewal: Become a member
  5. For more information on academy registration: Academy Registration
  6. Athletes must bring their ID to the event, otherwise, they will not be able to compete.
  7. Any false information provided during registration such as DOB (not limited to); may lead to immediate disqualification; such actions are subjected to suspension or even banishment from future UAEJJF events.
  8. An athlete proven to be a black belt in judo, have experience in freestyle or Greco-Roman wrestling or to have fought MMA as a professional or amateur, shall not be allowed to enter any tournament as a white belt. 
  9. UAEJJF tries to accommodate as many athletes as possible in our events, but there is a limit on the number of athletes in order to guarantee a high quality event.
  10. UAEJJF reserves the right to close registration when full capacity is reached, or on the day of the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.
  11. UAEJJF strongly suggests that the athlete's registration is finalized before making any travel arrangements.
  12. Changes in the registration can be made and refunds can be applied until the deadline shown on the event's information page. All requests after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.




The registration fee is 100% refundable.  

Athletes have until the last day of registrations to apply for a refund. Athletes should log in to their account, then press the button "cancel" at the event's registration that they wish to apply for a refund. The refund will be made automatically and directly from PayPal, credit or debit card used to make the purchase.

The registration fee can not be transferred to another member or championship.

Refunds will be done only through the Original Mode of Payment

We accept payments online using Visa and MasterCard credit/debit card in USD.

Refunds will not be available in case of athlete's disqualification.


Check-in is the first step, that fighters will go through when they arrive at the tournament.

When the CHECK IN process is finished, fighters are allowed to move on to the WEIGH IN.


WEIGH IN (without GI) is the second step that fighters will go through when they arrive at Championship.

A basic summary of the Weigh In process below:

  • Athletes may only weigh up and fight if they are carrying on hands an ID (identity document) which proves their nationality and with a photograph, otherwise, the athlete will be disqualified

The official weigh in dress:

  • Players must be wearing a non-transparent T-shirt and shorts covering down to their knees. Otherwise, players can weigh in wearing gi pants and T-shirts or full gi uniform. Singlets, tank tops, jeans, formal wear and short shorts are not allowed.

Depending on the type of championship, the weigh in may be performed a day before, one hour before or during the event (check event information schedule to see which one is applicable).

  • If athletes do not show up to the weigh-in (to check weight) they will be automatically disqualified.
  • Reasonable time will be given, therefore being late will not be tolerated.
  • Athletes have to attend the weigh-in in the timing given according to the event's deadline.
  • Players will be placed in the next division available if they exceed the weight they have registered in. Competitors over the limit 95KG (women) and 110KG (men) will be disqualified (please check limit cap for Kids and Youth divisions)


  • The players must wear Kimono to receive their medals in the podium, it is not allowed to wear:
  • Shoes
  • Hats
  • Earphones
  • Club or sponsors’ t-shirts
  • Teams flags (only country’s flag)
  • Or any other kind of advertisement 
  • Tie brackets for academies will be decided by number of wins and medals. To break ties, the following criteria will be applied:
  • Total number of wins
  • Total number of medals
  • Total number of gold medals



  1. To avoid problems, athletes should perform a check list correctly, and be ready by the day stipulated.
  2. Make sure to have clean clothes and GI uniforms in proper conditions.
  3. Before each fight, athletes will be asked to show their credential IDs to the officials. Athletes should make sure to have it on hand, the absence of credentials can lead to DQ.
  4. Make sure to check the schedule on our website, brackets and schedules are also posted at the event venue.
  5. Athletes must keep the kimono and belt tied to the waist at all times while in the waiting or competition area.
  6. The referee makes the final decision, complaints are not tolerate and will not interfere in the final decision.
  7. The athletes are not allowed to jump over the fences/barricades in the competition area.
  8. Make sure to get to the event at least 45 minutes prior to the bracket schedule. Athletes should be warmed up by the time their match is called.
  9. Make sure to listen to the division calls on the PA System in the Warm Up area.
  10. At the designated time, go to the warm up area, wearing the GI and with your Badge accreditation.
  11. In the warm up area, pay attention to when the bracket manager calls.
  12. After the Bracket Manager calls, they will take the player to the concentration area to wait their turn to fight. The Mat Manager will take the player to the competition area for the fight.
  13. Do NOT remain in the competition area after the end of the fight. Return to the concentration area, and remain there until the bracket manager calls for the next round. 
  14. Be respectful to the staff, officials, other athletes and coaches. In return, they will show  the same courtesy.
  15. Be respectful to the referees, showing consideration and appreciation for the performance of his or her duties.
  16. Any disputes regarding matches are to be settled by the Referee. All decision by the Referee will be final.
  17. Direct all questions to tournament staff at the administration table. We will do our best to answer all questions as quickly as possible. Please be patient with questions as there are a lot of competitors at the event. As such we remain busy throughout the day.
  18. Please maintain your belongings. We cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items.