Affiliation with IJA


7 reasons why each club member must affiliate with IJA

1. You get insured.

2. You are Investing in the Judo development of your country.

3. You will be able to participate of National Training for the elite team ( IJA invitation only).

4. Represent Ireland abroad ( IJA Invitation only).

5. You will invest in the national Judokas who will fight abroad. You may, will be nexter.

6. Your belt will be recognized worldwide as it is registered with IJA who is affiliated with the International Judo affiliation.

7. Our club comply with the Irish Judo association`s policy ‘No Licence No Insurance No Judo’.


Do I need to affiliate in the first class?

No. You can do that but IJA allows us 30 days after your first class to comply with their policy. We
understand that this contributes to you most for your protection and for the Judo development in Ireland
as well this is why we fully comply with their requirement.


How can I affiliate with IJA?

Go to and fill the form according your age and belt rank.


How do I find out the affiliation price?

Visit and select your age appropriate membership type to find out the price.


You mentioned that they invest in Irish Judo how to I get access to reports of these investments in the Irish Judo.

Please go to and read the IJA General Annual report for the correspondent year.


Code of Conduct


A. Player’s Etiquette

1. No one should step on the mat without first gaining permission from one of the instructors. Once permission is gained bow to your sensei

2. All Judoka should ensure a high standard of personal hygiene ( Nails trimmed) when attending training sessions.

3. The Judogi should always be clean and neat and properly worn including nails clipped to avoid injuries

4. The courtesy of bowing will be observed at all appropriate times

5. Horseplay and fooling around are strictly prohibited

6. No football colours to be worn on the mat

7. Females students must wear a rash guard underneath the Judogi (judo uniform).


B. Player’s Behaviour before a session

1. Do not wear any metal, plastic or any material that can cause injury to anyone during the class.

2. Be on time for class. (Let your coach know if you need any flexibility)

3. Always call your instructor “Sensei” (pronounced “Sen-say” which means teacher).

4. Bring an appropriate footwear ( flipflop/sandals) and use it while outside of the tatami (mat area), never use in on the Tatami (mat area) nor step outside of the mats and step one the Tatami with

5. All Judoka should ensure a high standard of personal hygiene ( Nails trimmed) when attending training sessions.

6. The Judogi should always be clean and neat and properly worn including nails clipped to avoid injuries.

7. Always call your instructor “Sensei” (pronounced “Sen-say” which means teacher.


C. Player’s Behavior during a session

1. Always show respect for your instructors and others.

2. Avoid unnecessary talking during class instruction and during the practice.

3. While watching, students sit either cross-legged or on the heels or stand as instructed by the “Sensei”.

4. Students must stop all activity immediately upon the command “Matte” (pronounced “Mah-tay” which means stop).

5. Swearing, harsh and vulgar language will not be tolerated.

6. Always be careful and look out for your fellow judoka.

7. Food and drink are not permitted on the mat.


D. Player’s Behavior after a session

1. No one will leave the mat without first gaining permission from one of the instructors. The one and only exception to this is in the case of illness a student may leave immediately without seeking permission.

2. Judo is not to be practiced or played with outside of class


E. For Parents

1. Consider the wellbeing and safety of all players before the development or performance.

2. Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.

3. Encourage players to value the performance and not just results.Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.

4. Do not ridicule or shout at a child for making mistakes or losing a fight also Discourage unfair play.

5. Please allow enough time to ensure your child is ready for the start time of the lessons.

6. Ensure that my child arrives on time, is appropriately dressed (No trainers/shoes, with all jewellery removed), and is clean and physically fit to train.

7. Display consistently high standards of behaviour when supporting your kid during the activities Do Not use inappropriate language at any time whilst involved in club activities nor ridicularize their colleagues while supporting your child while sparring.

8. It is your responsibility to ensure safety of your child until handover to the class.

9. Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.

10. Do not bring glass bottles/fizzy drink/Soft drink/sweets, nor remove your child to get water before the coach allow them to get as on the designated time decided by the coach it will be allowed.

11. Show appreciation and support for the instructor/coach.

12. Do not shout or abuse coaches or volunteer staff. They give their time and effort to help the participant’s judo.

13. Provide current emergency contact and medical information for my child before leaving them in the club’s charge.


F. Courtesy & Respect

Judo remains the most courteous and respectful sport in existence today. The etiquette of bowing demonstrates the courtesy of and respect for Judo, Judo Sensei’s and other judoka. Bowing in Judo equals to the handshake and has nothing to do with any religious practice. The courtesy of bowing will be observed:

1. When entering and leaving the mat.

2. At the beginning and end of classes.

3. Before and after practice or sparing with a partner.

4. Before and after contests.

5. Before and after receiving promotions and awards.


G. Judogi (Judo Uniform)

How to take care your Judogi:

1. Machine wash at 30° C maximum.

2. Wash separately (note that the blue Dogi models bleeds).

3. Do not use bleach or fabric softener.

4. Do not tumble dry.

5. Iron at medium heat.

6. Our tip: wash your Dogi just after the class, with little or no detergent in cold water.

* Note that the Judo gi will shrink about aproximately 4/6% over the first washings. Hence, do not take the shrinkage into consideration when choosing your size. If you want to shrink it follows these steps ( we do not advise to do that unless you really want to shrink it ).

– Start off by washing it in cold water first and air drying.

– Wash it in warm water and air dry.

– Wash it in cold water and tumble dry on low heat check every 15 minutes until dry it.

– Wash it in cold water and tumble dry on high heat check every 15 minutes until dry, once you have it at the right size, STOP and only wash it in cold water and air dry from now on.


H. Judo gi Code of conduct (Training)

1. What Judo gi can I use during the session?


The blue judo gi was created for competition to help officials to differentiate competitors during competition. Most tournaments do not require competitors to have a blue judo gi. However, all competitions required the white judogi. Therefore we STRONGLY recommend new judoka purchase as white gi first and this is why at YoroiDojo we ask to wear white judo gi. If you got only the blue one please you are still welcomed just let us know that you do not have a white Judo gi.


2. Can I use BJJ gi in Yoroi Dojo?


Certainly you can as long it is white. If you only got a blue one you are still welcomed just please let us know.


3. Final advise:


The Judo Gi or Kimono ( Judo uniform) must be clean.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu white gi are allowed as long it has not excessive use of patches.

Only White or Blue are accepted. You should not use Judo gi in two different colours.

If you have any other Kimono and want to use it for the Judo class, please check with the Club coach if this is allowed, If you cannot meet our guide lines come to talk to us. We are very flexible but due to maintain order on our uniform usage we preferred to establish this guideline that most Dojo follow worldwide.