The 2020 ‘Kodokan Cup’ All Japan National Championships by weight category will be held on 31st October and 1st November. This will be the first national judo competition in Japan under Covid-19 protocols. Approximately 250 of the best Judokas in Japan will participate in this historic event. The organisers are expecting heated contests between seasoned veterans defending their titles and the next generation looking to build a bright future.

All the preliminaries to the bronze medal contest will be live-streamed on the All Japan Judo Federation Youtube channel (

The finals will be uploaded on the same YouTube channel, so don’t forget to subscribe!


COMPETITION SCHEDULE Saturday 31st October Men: -60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg Women: -70kg, -78kg, +78kg

Sunday 1st November Men: -90kg, -100kg, +100kg Women: -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg Live stream schedule (both days): Japan Standard time (JST)

10:00 Men’s first round to quarter final 12:00 Women’s first round to quarter final *Men & Women Repechage and Semi-Final *Men & Women bronze medal contest *Finals will be uploaded after the competition.


-60kg: World cadet champion, the up and coming KOGA Genki, son of KOGA Toshihiko

-66kg: 2015 World medalist at -60kg, SHISHIME Toru fights up a category

-73kg: Triple world champion and double Olympic medalist EBINUMA Masashi

-81kg: 2018 World Masters Champion SASAKI Takeshi

-90kg: 2019 World Championships mixed team champion MURAO Sanshiro vs. 2017 Junior World Champion TAJIMA Goki

-100kg: 2018 Asian Games and 2017 Grand Slam Paris winner IIDA Kentaro vs. 2015 World champion and Olympic bronze medalist, HAGA Ryunosuke

+100kg: KAGEURA Kokoro ‘the King Slayer’ who defeated RINER at Grand Slam Paris

-48kg: seasoned veteran TSUNODA Natsumi versus KOGA Wakana

-52kg: 2017 World Champion SHISHIME Ai

-57kg: IJF WRL #4 TAMAOKI Momo

-63kg: 2018, 2019 Osaka Grand Slam Champion DOI Masako vs. 2019 World Masters Champion NABEKURA Nami

-70kg: NIIZOE Saki vs. ONO Yoko, a rematch of the 2019 Grand Slam Paris final

-78kg: 2015 World champion UMEKI Mami

+78kg: Up and coming TOMITA Wakaba from Komatsu Judo team

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