Competition judo kimonos

Are you an experienced judoka who would like to choose a judo kimono to take part in competitions? Find out how to choose from all Fighting Films’ competition judo kimonos, and what their features are.

The different ranges of Fighting Films competition judogis

This is the competition kimono used by professional athletes. This IJF-standard judogi is the model par excellence. Approved to IJF standards, this judo kimono is made for judo competitions. Ideal for experienced judokas who compete regularly.

This competition judogi is also suitable for advanced judokas. This one is lighter, more adapted to small sizes who like judo judogis light enough to be free of their movement.

These two competition judo kimonos are ideal for high-level judo competitions. But if you’re competing at departmental or regional level, you don’t need IJF-standard competition judogi. You can also opt for our two heavier judogis:

The characteristics of the competition judogis

IJF regulations

For international competitions, the kimonos used must be of certain brands only, those with IJF certification including Fighting Films. A kimono weighing between 650 and 750 g/m² is also essential. We therefore offer two IJF ranges, the lightest and the heaviest authorized.

In addition, since the beginning of the year, the skirt length has been modified. It may seem strange when you first try on the judogi, but we had no choice. The skirt is lengthened by a few centimeters and must cover the buttocks completely and protrude 5cm.

If you’d like to see the full IJF standards and understand why our judogi is made the way it is, go here.

Unique qualities


Lightness is one of the main characteristics of competition judo kimonos. In fact, for competitions, judokas must respect a maximum weight for their kimono. A competition judo kimono must therefore be lightweight, so as not to add extra weight to the judoka.


A competition judogi must also be resistant to face the solicitations and the repeated movements during the fights. The quality of the material is therefore essential, because a poor quality judogi may tear quickly.


Finally, the fit is also an important criterion in the choice of a competition judogi. The judogi must be sufficiently adjusted to the body so as not to hinder the judoka’s movements, while offering a great freedom of movement.

Nils Stump Judogi Superstar 750 Gr IJF

How to chose your competition judogi


Be careful, all brands of judogi do not cut the same way. Some brands recommend a size above your real size, we recommend the opposite. The Fighting Films judo judogis are big. It is preferable to choose a judogi 5cm below your size.

example: You’re 1m80 tall, the ideal judogi for you is 175cm.

The cut

Feeling comfortable in your kimono is very important for your performance. You need to choose the cut that best suits your morphology. Aware that not all judokas have the same type of physique, we’ve developed several different cuts.

For our Superstar 650 Gr IJF judo kimono, in addition to the Slim cut, our classic cut, we have designed the Super Slim cut, suitable for slim, rather lanky judokas. This closer-to-the-body cut is ideal for smaller bodies.

For the Superstar 750 Gr IJF judogi, we opted for a regular fit. Wider at the belly, with an extra size at this point, it is suitable for larger physiques. For example, if you choose a 175cm Regular judogi, your kimono will have all the dimensions of a 175cm Slim, except for the belly, which will be the size of a 180cm.

The weight

Choosing the right grammage is just as important as choosing the right size. Some judokas prefer lightweight judogis, so we recommend the Superstar 650 Gr IJF competition judogi.

On the other hand, if you are used to a heavier judogirecommend the Superstar 750 Gr IJF competition judogi.

These two kimonos are ideal for top-level judo competitions. But if you’re competing at departmental or regional level, you don’t need IJF-standard competition judogi. You can also opt for our two heavier judogis. Judogi Black Label 820 Gr or, our top-of-the-range kimono, the Superstar Original 920 Gr.

Frequently asked questions

Why is it important to choose the right judo kimono for competitions?

Choosing the right judogi for competition is crucial because it can have a significant impact on the judoka’s performance. An inappropriate judogi can hinder the judoka’s movements or even tear during the fights, which can be detrimental to his performance.

What are the most important features of a competition judo kimono?

The important characteristics of a competition judogi are lightness, strength and fit. The judogi must be light to respect the weight limits during competitions, resistant to face the repeated solicitations during the fights, and adjusted to offer a great freedom of movement to the judoka.

What criteria should you take into account when choosing your competition judo kimono?

The criteria of choice to be taken into account to well choose its judogi of competition are the size, the quality of the material, the reinforcements, and the respect of the standards of the International Federation of Judo.

What are the advantages of Fighting Films competition judo kimonos?

Fighting Films competition judogis are recognized for their high quality and compliance with the International Judo Federation standards. They are also available in several sizes and cuts offering an optimal fit for competitive judokas.

How to care for your competition judo kimono?

To care for your competition judo kimono, we recommend washing it after each use at an appropriate temperature, preferably by hand or machine on a delicate program, and air-drying it. It’s also important not to use fabric softener or bleach, which can damage the fabric. Discover our kimono care tips for your Fighting Films judogis.