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Contest Rules and Referee Education for Parents

Module 1: Overview

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.  The module incorporates three sections: Procedures, Scoring and Penalties.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of Module 1;
  • You will be able to assemble elements of a judo contest, contest bowing, kumi kata (gripping), judo -gi, referee hand signals and calls and scoreboard basics.
  • You will be able to differentiate Tachiwaza Scoring – Ippon and Wazari, Ne-waza Scoring – Osaekomi, Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza.
  • You will examine and distinguish the difference between Shido (Slight Penalty) and Hansoku Make (Grave Penalty).

Module 1: Procedures

  • Introduction to a Judo Contest
  • Contest Bowing Procedures
  • Kumi Kata (Gripping)
  • Judo Gi
  • Referee Hand Signals and Calls
  • Scoreboard Basics

Module 1: Scoring

  • Tachiwaza Scoring
    • Ippon
    • Wazari
  • Ne-waza Scoring
    • Osaekomi
    • Shime-waza 
    • Kansetsu-waza 

Module 1: Penalties

  • Shido (Slight Penalty)
  • Hansoku Make (Grave Penalty) Overview