Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance & Judo For All South Africa
– Fight Club!
Fight Club at the Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club and Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance Fight Club is a termly (quarterly) event open to grapplers of all styles, skill levels, and age groups for competition together in a safe and instructive format.
Fight Club events at at the Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club and Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance Fight Club utilize the official IFJA and Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance ruleset to encourage participation from Judoka, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestlers, and grapplers of all styles.
Both Gi and No-Gi matches are held according to participation. Judoka can throw. Wrestlers can grab the legs. Jiu-Jitsu players can take the fight to the ground.
Fight Club does not award medals or trophies. If you want a medal or trophy, go and buy one. Better yet, enter one of the many JSA, District’s or IJF Judo tournaments where everyone is broken up into weight classes, skill levels, and small divisions to ensure nobody’s feelings are hurt. “Suck it up”.
No Bull-Shidos in this event. Our referees will not let you win by forcing the other player to get a penalty. This Fight Club and tournament is for people who want to truly see how many matches they can win and survive. Win, loose, or draw, all competitors walk away proudly knowing that they truly put their skills to the test. If there will be medals or trophies it will be clearly communicated in advance of the tournament.
Outstanding performances are given appropriate recognition at the end of the tournament.
Competitors are grouped according to gender and age levels as per the weight class stipulated by Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club and Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance Organization.
Groups are sorted by weight in an open Kachinuki / Kohaku Shiai format. White belts fight black belts too. No BYEs. All matches are 3:00 minutes. Beginners and kids are encouraged to participate. The Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club and Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance Fight Club emphasize providing safe competitive opportunity.
The competitors attempt to fight and win as many matches as possible.
YES, Fight Club is UNFAIR!!
Are you tough enough for an UNFAIR tournament?
Fight Club Events
Each Fight Club event is preceded by a Freestyle Judo Rules Clinic to familiarize competitors with the contest format and safety precautions.
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Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club and Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance Fight Club MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE AND MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE to participate in these events. Visit https://freestylejudoalliance.org.za/ Adult memberships are only R300/year. Youth memberships are only R200/year. Upcoming Fight Club events will be designated as Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club Tournament.
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IMPORTANT NOTE to Competitors and Spectators
Our referees suck. Yes, we said that.
They are usually old broken-down black belts who have been thrown or submitted a few times too many. They are all blind. Do not complain or make fun of them, they are volunteers. The referee’s job in to make sure everyone is safe and that the correct person wins. Don’t whine. Don’t cry for me Argentina.
If you are lucky, you might survive long enough to be one too someday.
Fight Club Rules
1st RULE: You do not talk about Fight Club.
2nd RULE: You DO NOT EVER TALK about Fight Club, we rather invite other martial arts to the Fight Club.
3rd RULE: If someone says “matte”, “soremade”, “stop”, “I give up”, goes limp, pass out or taps out, the fight is over.
4th RULE: Only two competitors to a fight, no matter what the skill level, no coach beside the mat.
5th RULE: One fight at a time, in accordance with official Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club / Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance Fight Club and IFJA Freestyle Judo rules.
6th RULE: No shirts (for the men). No shoes. But a Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club and Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance Fight Club membership is required and compulsory.
7th RULE: Fights will go on as long as they have to, or until we run out of time.
8th RULE: If this is your first time at Fight Club, YOU HAVE TO FIGHT.
9th RULE: walk out or off the mat as I am a survivor, let’s do it again.
10th RULE: have respect for my opponent, the referee and most of all for myself, I am a SURVIVOR of Fight Club, keep your head high and always try again.
The Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club / Freestyle Judo South Africa Alliance Fight Club believes in strong traditional fundamentals, but a modern safe interpretation of competition rules where there is no differentiation between Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo, Kurash, etc. Certain training methods, names, and contest rules might vary by style and ethnic origins; Japanese, European, Brazilian, etc. However, good technique is good technique no matter what the origin.
That’s the way JUDO ought to be