Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Judo is the largest non-profit, volunteer sports organization in the world. It creates an avenue for competitions that are enjoyable for both athletes and non-athletes.
There are Youth Divisions (Under 20) and Adult Divisions in AAU Judo. For the official AAU National Championship, Adult Divisions are as follows:
- Men – < 130 lb., < 145 lb., < 160 lb., < 175 lb., < 190 lb., < 210 lb., < 235 lb., > 235 lb.
- Women – < 105 lb., < 115 lb., < 125 lb., < 135 lb., < 145 lb., < 160 lb., < 175 lb., > 175 lb.
Becoming a part of the Amateur Athletic Union Judo means joining a nationally-recognized organization. Members enjoy low membership fees, low tournament fees, insurance, the freedom to conduct programs or hosting events, the ability to compete in any sport.
The association is open to anyone interested in the sport. Moreover, any member team may participate in the national championships.
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