Established in 2006



This premier event created by Goltz Judo was donated by Sensei Gary Goltz to Nanka in 2019. It is endorsed by the USJA / USJF Grassroots Judo™ alliance. . It is held each December in sunny Southern California outside of Los Angeles. You can expect to see 800+ competitors from all over the country as well as different parts of the world such as Europe, Asia, South America, even a team from Tahiti!  In addition to the national tournament for all age groups and skill levels, plus clinics on coaching, refereeing, kata, plans to add Kosen divisions, and anything pertaining to the study of judo.

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Nanka presentation to Gary Goltz for donating the Judo Winter Nationals®

2019 Video by the late Hal Sharp

2018 Video by the late Hal Sharp

2017 Video by the late Hal Sharp

2014 Video by Trent Mitsuoka


2012 Videos by Trent Mitsuoka

Kayla Harrison & Ronda Rousey from 2007

Judo celebrities such as Ronda Rousey, Kayla Harrison, Jason Morris Israel Hernandez, Jimmy Pedro, Ugo Legrand, HeeTae Hwang, Colton Brown. Gene LeBell, Jim Bregman, Hayward Nishioka, Jin Iizumi, and many more are often on hand as competitors or coaches to provide insights, sign books, autographs, take selfies, and more. There are many off site weigh-in locations making it very convenient to registered. The preregistration price includes a souvenir designer t-shirt like the ones shown below.


Order your own custom Official Judo Winter Nationals® Back Patch

Past Years Results, Photos & Videos

2019 Winter Nationals® Summary

2018 Winter Nationals® Summary

2017 Winter Nationals® Summary

2016 Winter Nationals® Summary

2015 Winter Nationals® Summary

2014 Winter Nationals® Summary

2013 Winter Nationals® Summary

2012 Winter Nationals® Summary

2011 Winter Nationals® Summary

2010 Winter Nationals® Summary

2009 Winter Nationals® Summary

2008 Winter Nationals® Summary

2007 Winter Nationals® Summary

2006 Winter Nationals® Summary


Beverly Hills Courier - 2019

Cairns Post Article - 2019

LA Sentinel Story - 2018

Highlights Report - 2017

Raquel Rosete Award - 2016

Growing Judo - January 2015

Growing Judo - January 2014

Growing Judo - January 2013

Growing Judo - January 2012

Growing Judo - January 2011

Commercial by Cesar - 2011

Commercial by Cesar - 2010

Growing Judo - January 2010

Daily Bulletin - December 2010

Daily Bulletin - December 2009

Daily Bulletin - November 2008

Real Judo Magazine - June 2008

Daily Bulletin - December 2007

AnnMaria's Blog - December 2007

Cesar's Blog - December 2007

Daily Bulletin - December 2006

Endorsed By

Created and Donated to Nanka By:

Sensei Gary Goltz

Website: Goltz Judo

Email: gary@goltzjudo.com   Cell: 909-702-3250