To ensure fair competitions, the International Judo Federation has established standards that are revised annually for all Judo equipment used in competition. With the exception of the JOA model, all high end KuSakura Judogi are IJF approved under the 2015 last regulation (red label). However, it is important that the Judogi ordered suits with your size and follows a number of parameters. You can find the main points in this section, but you can also download the entire federation document on our website in PDF format. These standards are mandatory for any international competition. The regulations of each local federation can be more permissive than the IJF rules but not the opposite. To present oneself with a IJF-approved Judogi at a local or national competition ensures compliance with local standards.
Starting from April 1st, 2015, the wearing of a red-labelled Judogi is compulsory for all competitions run by the IJF. This ONLY concerns international competitions. Local rules for national and regional competitions and for grading shiai do not impose those new standards. Generally speaking, this page only applies to international standards and not to the standards of the National Federations such as the USJF (US), or the BJA (UK) .
Effective from April 1st, 2015, all practitioners attending an event must imperatively possess an IJF Judogi with a red label (2015). The regulations regarding the belts have not changed, those can have either a blue or a red label. It is imperative that the identification number of the IJF authorization appears on the jacket and the pants.
For international competitions, an embroidery of 20 cm length is accepted on the bottom of the collar, one side at the top of the pants, and one side on the belt.
As for national competitions, please check with your federation (embroideries are generally accepted on belts and on the lower collar of the jacket).
The wearing of a T shirt under the vest is compulsory for women. T-shirts should be white with short sleeves. No brand (including the brand logo) should be visible. The T-shirt should not be customized (including embroidery).