New 2022 IJF standards for judogi

Since january 1st 2022, The International Judo federation changed its standards about IJF certified judogi. We explain all about the new IJF standards!

The new IJF standards for judogi in 2022

The IJF standards that haven’t changed for certified judogis:

  • The sleeves of the kimono must be adjusted to the base of the wrist. There is a maximum tolerance of 1 cm.
  • The trousers should not rise more than 5 cm above the malleolus.
  • The space between the fabric and the arm or leg should be between 10 and 15 cm.
  • Once fastened, the belt should not be able to come undone by pushing the two ends. The ends of the belt should be 20 to 30 cm from the knot. And it should be worn above the hip bone.
  • In international competitions, fighters must have a white and a blue judogi.

What changes with the new rules

The standards do not change much for the 2022/2024 Olympiad regarding judogis. However, some points, such as the length of the jacket, will change. We explain!

The distance between the points where the jacket passes through the belt must be 25 cm. Previously it was 20 cm.

2022 IJF standards

The bottom of the jacket should cover the bottom with 5 to 10 cm more. With the old standard, the jacket should only cover the buttocks.

2022 IJF standards

The judogi checks are done 2 days before the competition and on the day of the competition. The control made 2 days before the competition allows the judokas who are not in the standards to find a judogi in conformity and to be able to put their bib on the new judogis.

What changes for the Superstar 750 Fighting Films judogi (IJF approved)

In order to maintain its title as an IJF supplier, Figting Films has met the new standards. Therefore, Fighting Films kimonos, like the Superstar 750, have been re-cut.

Fighting Films increased the length:

  • of the skirt ( H ) by 5 cm ;
  • of the skirt panel (L) by 5 cm ;
  • of the jacket (B) by 5 cm.
FF Judogi 2022

Do you want a judogi that meets IJF standards? Take a look at our Superstar 750 judogis.

Where to find us ?

For more advices, you are welcome in our judo shop in Paris.

Our adress: 23 Rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010 Paris. Code : 8285

We look forward to welcoming you!