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Overview

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
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5
Parents, Boosters X        
Judoka and Coaches X X X X X
Junior Referees (up to 12 yrs) X X      
Local Referees X X X    
Regional Referees X X X X X

 


Module 1

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.