Get Ready for the Samurai Slam Judo Tournament on November 16th in Charleston, South Carolina

October 9, 2019
November 16, 2019 all-day
Dr. Lisa Capriotti

Dear Judo Friends,

It’s time for the next Samurai Slam Judo Tournament in Charleston, South Carolina.  Please save the date for November 16th, 2019!

The tournament packet is attached, with a few details still TBA.  The tournament website is up and ready to accept registrations.  Please go to

We are doing pre-registration only.  Early registration deadline is November 4th, and final registration deadline is by November 13th.  Weight classes and divisions can be modified up to the November 13th with no penalties.  NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.

As usual we will run juniors, seniors, and veterans divisions on multiple mats.  Kosen (ground only divisions) are back by popular demand. We will also offer kata competition or exhibition graded by national judges and can sign off on requirements for rank testing for most kata in all organizations.

Awards include:

Outstanding Junior Competitor (Male and Female),

Outstanding Senior Competitor (Male and Female),

 Best Kata Team,

 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Junior Team, and

 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Senior Team.

With your continued support the Samurai Slam has continued to grow and is now a major fundraiser for judo in our region.  Please spread the word and come out to participate.  You’ve got 6 weeks to get ready.  You can do it!

Please contact us if you have any questions during registration.


Robert Gouthro

Assistant Tournament Director

American Judo Foundation




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