This premier event is held the first weekend in December in beautiful Southern California by Los Angeles. It was created and is hosted by Goltz Judo and is endorsed by the USJA/USJF Grassroots Judo™ alliance . You expect to see over 700 competitors from all over the country as well as different parts of the world such as Europe, Asia, South America, even a team from Fuji! In addition to the national tournament for all age groups and skill levels, clinics are held on coaching, refereeing, kata, and just about anything pertaining to the study of judo. Judo celebrities such as Ronda Rousey, Kayla Harrison, Israel Hernandez, Jimmy Pedro, Ugo Legrand, Gene LeBell, Jim Bregman, Hayward Nishioka, Jin Iizumi, Hal Sharp, and many more are often on hand to provide insights, sign books, autographs, take selfies, and more. There are many off sight weigh-in locations making it very convenient to registered. The preregistration price is still quite nominal and even includes a free souvenir t-shirt. The event also recognizes a young player with it's Annual Raquel LeeAnn Rosete Award given out during the opening ceremonies.