April 26, 2009
To all Judo referees
The 2009 USA Judo Refereeing Rules
This version of the rules was approved by the USA Judo Referee Commission at their recent meeting in San Diego, CA.
This version of the rules is mostly the 2003 IJF rules with additions reflecting the changes from 2003-2009. It also includes some additional comments helping to alleviate confusion on some issues. The additions and comments are highlighted in gray.
Yours in service to judo,
Richard Celotto – Coordinator
Referee Education and Training Section
Under the direction of the USA Judo Referee Commission