United States Judo Federation
The USJF Contest Rules Education is presented in five modules, increasing in detail and complexity. At the conclusion of the five modules, you will possess a solid working knowledge of the contest rules.
Judo Contest Rules
- Module 1 provides a general introduction to the contest rules including; judo contest basics, bowing procedures, gripping, throw scoring, mat work scoring, common referee hand signals and calls, penalty overview and how to read the scoreboard. It is a great base knowledge module for all interested in knowing more about Judo contest rules, including parents and boosters who are new to Judo.
- Module 2 provides more contest rule information, including; Referee’s focus, positioning and attire, examples of Ippon, Wazari and Osaekomi and common penalties and their gestures.
- Module 3 provides more examples of Ippon, Wazari, non-scoring throw landings and less common penalties and their gestures.
- Modules 4 and 5 provides addition examples of Ippon, Wazari, non-scoring throw landings and less common penalties and their gestures, including direct Hansoku Make.
Overview of USJF Contest Rules Education
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