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United States Judo Federation

Contest Rules

Referee Education

Module 2: Overview

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

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of Module 2, you will be able to;
  • Describe the referee’s focus, positioning and attire
  • Differentiate Scoring – Ippon, Wazari and Osaekomi
  • Distinguish common penalties and their gestures.

Module 2: Procedures

  • Referee Focus
  • Safety of the Players
  • Fairness and Consistency
  • Referee Positioning
  • Attire

Module 2: Scoring

  • Nage waza Scoring
    • Ippon – Clear examples
    • Wazari – Clear examples
  • Ne waza Scoring
    • Osaekomi – Clear examples
  • Tachi waza / Ne waza Transition

Module 2: Penalties

  • Shido (Slight Penalty)
    • Shido for a Lack of Combativity
    • Shido for an Illegal Move
  • Hansoku-make (Grave Penalty)
    • Hansoku-make for Acts against the Spirit of Judo (cannot continue)