Glossary of Judo terminology

Weighing

Weighing

Judo contests are currently divided into weight divisions, and the contestants must be weighed prior to competition in order to determine their weight division.
The weigh-in standard varies somewhat from one competition to another. Although all contestants must submit to an official weigh-in, some competitions also permit unofficial weigh-ins on demand. The official weigh-in is performed within a specified time period during which a contestant may be weighed one or more times. Men are weighed while wearing only their uniform pants, and women are weighed while wearing a T-shirt and their uniform pants. Contestants must not be weighed while wearing a bandage supporter, etc.