Evaluation of the points in Nage-waza.

An award of Ippon is equivalent to one point, and ends the match.

Situations for an award of Ippon occur;

  • when the contestants are standing (Nage-waza) and one Judoka throws the other with Skillful Control, Speed, Force and on the Back.

This information is meant as a summary and not substitute for the IJF’s Sport and Organization Contest Rules.  Consult the current IJF SOR Article D.14 for more information;

IJF_Sport_and_Organisation_Rul-1646858825.pdf (rackcdn.com)

The following examples illustrate throws that meet the criteria (Skillful Control, Speed, Force and on the Back) for Ippon.

Example 1

Example 2