As of 1st July, the European Judo Union (EJU) has announced that they will be amending their judogi rules for European competition.
The updated rules will serve as a guideline for all participants of events conducted under EJU branding, which include:
- European Judo Championships (Cadets, Juniors, U23, Seniors, Veterans, Clubs, Kata)
- European Judo Opens
- European Judo Cups (Cadets, Juniors & Seniors)
- EJU Kata Tournaments
In all EJU events, all Judoka must compete in IJF Approved Judogi and Judogis from all IJF suppliers are allowed (See the IJF Official Supplier List for more information).
Please note: MATSURU & SFAM NORIS were removed from the list and cannot be used anymore.
The Judogi must have the official red IJF label “APPROVED JUDOGI” with the correct optical code. Each of the competition clothing articles (jacket, trousers and belt) must have the official IJF label. The jacket and the trousers must be of the same brand (belt can be of a different brand).
• As not all Suppliers can provide coloured belts (blue, brown) with the official label, only a black belt has to have the official IJF label “APPROVED JUDOGI”.
• Both belts with blue or red label can be used (fabric regulations for belts did not change).
• For Kata competitions Judogis with blue or red label can be used.
A major change in the update will see the rules around markings and advertisings adjusted.
In the last month, EJU has renegotiated several new contracts with judogi suppliers. Some suppliers informed them that they will not continue their collaboration which has resulted in the changes.
Currently, only the following brands can now use the Marketing space: IpponGear, Essimo, Greenhill, Adidas & DanRho.
The space on the shoulder stripes (25cm x 5 cm on both right and left side) can be either used for EJU Suppliers or for own sponsors of the Federation or Judoka, BUT not for any other Judogi supplier.
The space on the upper arms (10cm x 10cm on both right and left side) can be either used for EJU Suppliers or for own sponsors of the Federation or Judoka, BUT not for any other Judogi supplier.
The space on the right chest (5cm x 10cm) can be used by the Judoka for his/her own sponsor. The logo of a Judogi brand can only be used, if it corresponds with the brand of the Judogi itself and if it is an EJU Supplier. Further, no logo of a competing brand of the advertising reserved for the Federation can be used (unless approval granted by the Federation).
The obligatory manufacturer logos (max 20cm², one on Jacket and one on trousers) according to IJF JUDOGI RULES are allowed.
The space on the left chest (maximum size: 10cm x 10cm) can be used for the national colours or the national emblem corresponding with the IOC code on the backnumber (regional emblems are not allowed).
All other markings on the Judogi, like Judogi brand logos, name of Judoka, etc. have to comply with the IJF Judogi Rules.