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Kenneth B. Tamai (Rokudan)

1933 - 2004


Kevin Tamai (Godan)
Karen Whilden (Rokudan)
Peggy Whilden (Rokudan)
Diane Jackson (Godan)
Mark Smith (Yodan)
Brad Mason (Sandan)
Reza Biazaran (Sandan)
Margie Tamai Kettl (Sandan)
Laurel Faust (Nidan)
Chris Howell (Shodan)
R. Wayne Brown (Shodan)
Shaun Eddy (Shodan)
Brandon Viernes (Shodan)



Beltsville Community Center
3900 Sellman Road
Beltsville, MD
(301) 674-5438
(703)  622-6861
[Info by Email]

Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

drop-ins with current rank-card welcome, $5
Beginners $15/month
Club $20/month
(2 months per payment)

Demonstrations? Call us to inquire about arranging one for your group.

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Ken Tamai Memorial Judo Championships Event Registration

Event Timing: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Event Address: DeMatha Catholic High School,
4318 Madison St, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Sanctioned by: USA Judo Sanction Number: 21066
Tournament directors Kevin Tamai (703) 622-6861 and Kurt Tamai (301) 537-5836

8:00 - 8:30 Kata, Junior and Master Check in (NO ONSITE REGISTRATION)
9:00 - 10:00 Kata Competition
9:00 - 1:00 Junior/Masters Competition
10:00 -11:00 Senior Check in (NO ONSITE REGISTRATION)
*1:00 - 5:00 Senior Competition (*Senior Competition will begin after Junior Competition)
Fees: Registration Fee Early (by 2/19/19) Standard (by 3/8/19) Late (After 3/9/19)

First Division (Early) $40 (Standard) $50 (Late) $60 (Closed) 3/13/18
Kata (per team per kata) (Early) $40 (Standard) $50 (Late) $60
2nd Division (Early) $20 (Standard) $25 (Late) $30

**Registration rates apply to the date payment is received. No postal entries after Mar 8
**Onsite payments will be charged at the Late Registration Rate (60.00).
**Online entries up to March 13 (No Onsite Registration).
Online Registration = Google Forms Registration Form + PayPal Payment + email a copy of your membership card, non-black belt certificate, and tournament waiver.
* Required
Complete Entry Package Includes:
1. Entry form information (Click GOOGLE FORMS to register)
2. Payment (PayPal, check via mail, check onsite, credit card onsite. NOTE: any onsite payments will be charged the late registration fees)
3. Signed Certificate Regarding Non--Black Belt Contestant(mail, text, or email) or email approval from your Sensei
4. Signed Waiver (mail, text, or email)
5. Copy of your USA Judo, USJA, USJF, or ATJA membership card (mail, text, or email)
6. Make Checks payable to Hui-O-Judo
Mail entry form to: Kevin Tamai, 2973 Fox Tail Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192

We will email you confirmation for all entries received. If you do not receive confirmation, contact the tournament director via phone or email.
We will accept EMAIL ENTRIES (email (PDF FORM) with a hard copy of the entry form and waiver presented onsite.
If you want to download the PDF, right click "PDF FORM" above and select "Save Target as" and the form will be saved to your "Downloads" directory
Entry fee is subject rates according to the day of payment, include a copy of the PayPal, receipt.
NO REFUNDS. Any onsite payments will be charged the LATE registration fee (60.00).
Eligibility to compete:
A current USA JUDO (USJI), USJF, USJA, AJJF or ATJA membership card MUST be presented at registration
along with the signed LIABILITY WAIVER and non-black belt certification.


Current IJF contest rules will govern EXCEPT;

No chokes for 12 years old and younger.
No arm locks for 16 years old and younger during Junior competition.
Any attempt to perform any technique with the intent to injure the opponent as determined by the officials on the mat
will be an automatic hansoku make.
Any judoka competing up in division will follow the rules of that division.
Concussion policy will be utilized.
Judokas diagnosed with a concussion will NOT be allowed to continue competing.
The CARE system will be used based on availability of CARE equipment.
The competition area is 7 meters by 7 meters with 3 meters of safety area and 4 meter between competition areas.
No Kansetsu waza in junior divisions. Kansetsu waza is allowed in all senior and masters divisions.
Referee Certification Testing for local and regional referee certification is available upon request. Candidates should contact the tournament
director prior to the event.
Elimination System:
Modified Double elimination system will be used on divisions with more than 5 people.
Winner of loser bracket will get to fight loser of winner bracket for 2nd place.
Smaller divisions of 5 or less will use a round robin point system. Understand it is possible win all your matches
and still not get 1st place.
Note: All female competitors are required to wear a white tee shirt.
Blue belts or gis' must be worn by the blue competitor and white gi must be worn by the white competitor.
(Blue gi and white belt is NOT allowed for the white competitor).
Competitors must BRING YOUR OWN white belt and blue belt. Belts will be available for purchase at the shiaijo.
Please contact the tournament director if you cannot meet this requirement.
All junior matches will be 3 minutes. Senior matches will be 4 minutes.


Trophies will be given for first, second and third place in each division.
A team trophy will be awarded for the top Junior Team, Colligate Team, and Senior Team.
Colligate Teams are teams associated with college or university judo programs but judokas are not required to be students.
Team points will be awarded as 5 points for 1st place, 3 points for second place and 1 point for third place.
Outstanding Junior and Outstanding Senior Judoka will also be awarded.
Any first shiai judoka will receive an award see Sensei Tamai.
Divisions Kata Novice (3 sets), Advanced (all sets per kata) Nage-No-Kata, Katame-No-Kata, Ju-No-Kata, Goshin Jitsu,
Kime-No-Kata Novice division will be considered all Junior ranks and Senior ranks below Sankyu.
Sankyu and above will be considered Advanced.
Mixed teams will be ranked off of the highest level player.

Junior Boys Division 3 minute matches

5-8 y.o 45 50 55 60 65 75 OPEN
9-10 y.o 55 60 65 70 75 80 OPEN
11-12 y.o 80 90 100 110 125 OPEN
13-14 y.o 80 100 120 140 OPEN
15-16 y.o 130 145 160 180 OPEN

Junior Females Division 3 minute matches:

5-8 y.o 45 50 55 65 OPEN
9-10 y.o 55 60 65 75 OPEN
11-12 y.o 65 70 85 OPEN
13-14 y.o 80 90 100 OPEN
15-16 y.o 120 135 OPEN

Senior Divisions 4 minute matches Divisions will be subdivided by Novice (Yonkyu and below) and Advanced (Sankyu and above).
132 and below -- 132+ to 145 lbs -- 145+ to 161 lbs -- 161+ to 178 lbs -- 178+ to 198 lbs -- 198+ to 220 lbs -- over 220
Men's Master (judoka over 30 y.o.) 161 178 198 220 Over 220
106 and below -- 106+ to 115 lbs -- 115+ to 126 lbs -- 126+ to 139 lbs -- 139+ to 154 lbs -- 154+ to 172 lbs -- Over 172 lbs

* The tournament director reserves the right to alter or change any division to establish a more equitable competitive division.
Divisions with less than 3 people may be moved to the next bracket up.
** DOJO Weigh In: Judoka can weigh in at their dojo with the coach/sensei submitting the certified weights.
Judoka MUST make their specified weigh division.
Sensei/Coach must be a certified coach or instructor through USJA, USJF, or USA Judo.
*** Division Lists and/or Brackets will be posted to the Web site on Friday, March 15.
For more information call 703-622-6861.
Questions - Call or Send Text to Kevin Tamai at (703)622-6861
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