OTM Nationals Sept. 26 in San Jose


USA Judo is pleased to announce that the On The Mat Ju-Jitsu National Championships will be held in conjunction with the U.S. Open Judo Championships from Sept. 25-26 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

The two events will be run simultaneously throughout the day with judo and ju-jitsu matches being run on adjacent mats.

"USA Judo is excited to partner with OTM to hold a national championship ju-jitsu event for the first time," said Mike Swain (San Jose, Calif.), U.S. Open Event Coordinator and a 1988 Olympic medalist in judo. "Our goal is to offer more cross training opportunities which will help both sports grow and become stronger as well as expand our membership of USA Judo."

The OTM Nationals will include adult and masters (over 30-years-old) divisions for white, blue, purple, brown and black belts. The Nationals will use Olympic weight divisions as follows: Men's 55kg, 60kg, 66kg, 73kg, 81kg, 90kg, 100kg and +100kg; and Women's 44kg, 48kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 70kg, 78kg and +78kg.

One of the premier judo championships in the Western Hemisphere, the U.S. Open draws athletes from more than 20 nations to compete in senior, masters, kata and visually impaired divisions.

The BJJ Tournament will feature Judo weight classes and bracketing system (round robin for under 5 competitors, double recharge for more)

Friday, September 25th

Weigh ins/Late Registration

Saturday September 26th

7:00-8:00 AM Late weigh ins

9:00 AM White Belts

12:00 PM Blue Belt Adult

Please visit www.OTMNationals.com for more information!


At the door registration (Friday, September 25 only until 8:00) $75

No day of registration!

Adult Black Belt Competitors will have their registration fee waived. Please contact Gumby directly at Gumby@onthemat.com

3:00 PM Purple Belt Adult



2009 World Champ Khashbaatar Tsagaanbaatar from Mongolia will be competing in the 73kg Judo. This should be a great event.

BJJ registration goes all the way to Friday at 8:00 PM. Its not to late to enter the tournament. All BJJ fights will be Saturday.

Saturday Night will be Judo Finals and BJJ Super fights starting at 5:00 PM San Jose Convention Center.