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A1 Judo Clubs Newaza Judo Festival

February 16, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A1 JUDO CLUB’s NEWAZA Judo Festival

Saturday 16th February 2019

East Ham Leisure Centre, E6 2RT


All players must hold a relevant BJA license. NO LICENSE. NO JUDO.

All book in from 2:30-3:00pm – Event starts at 3pm.

All players will be placed in groups of 4 based on age, weight and rating by coaches. The event will consist of a warm up, explanation of rules and etiquettes. Players will “fight” other members in their group and everyone gets a medal. The event is for training purpose so players will be stopped and rules will be explained again if they infringe them. Contest time is 2 minutes.

All coaches need to attach a rating to the player based on their newaza work from 1-3 (1= needs looking after, 2= average club player, 3= mini ninja). Please answer honestly to ensure the groups are fair and as enjoyable as possible.

This competition is primarily aimed at the lower graded and less experienced competition players.


Entry: £15 per player. Free entry for spectators. Bank transfer only. No pay on the day.

Entries and questions to Tahmina Adan

(Tel: 07725858796 or email tahminakarimova@rocketmail.com).

Entry deadline is the 31st January 2019


Rules for Newaza competition

This is a Judo Newaza competition; a minimum of one knee (or equivalent) must remain on the tatami at all times. If a technique requires momentary simultaneous removal of

both knees from the tatami onto both feet, then it is left to the referee’s discretion to determine if in his/her opinion this is a legitimate removal of both knees from the tatami.

  1. Players walk onto mat in usual fashion.
  2. When the referee beckons them forward, they will walk to the middle of the side edge of the mat and Tach-rei (standing bow).
  3. The referee will beckon the competitors to middle of mat, when they are 1 metre apart, they will kneel and Za-rei (kneeling bow) to each other.
  4. They will then kneel in the up position and raise the other leg with foot flat. (I.e. kneeling on one knee).
  5. On the command of Hajime, the contest will start – they have 15 seconds to take hold and attempt to take control.
  6. If competitors become locked together with no one appearing to be able to gain an advantage then Matte should be called. The competitors are brought back to the centre of the mat.
  7. Osaekomi, 20 Secs Ippon, 10 Secs Waza-ari, 2 Waza-ari Ippon.
  8. Internationally recognised Judo Newaza rules will apply



February 16, 2019
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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A1 Judo Club


East Ham Leisure Centre
324 Barking Road.
London, E6 2RT
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