British Judo, in collaboration with highly experienced Competition Controllers and Referees across the country, would like to help our membership to refine their knowledge ahead of a potential “return” to events in 2021.

The online courses consist of three modules each and is open to all corners of the Association whether you are an athlete, coach or volunteer.

Technical Officials

It may seem that competition in the form that we all know and love is some considerable time away right now, but British Judo would like to help refresh officials minds on the fundamentals, whilst at the same time covering some subtle changes that have been approved by NCTOC and documented in the 2020 update of resource materials.

The full documentation package has been revised to bring British Judo up to date with current practices, and to explain some of these changes we have very experienced Competition Controllers offering their expertise. The refresher modules will cover most of the basics, however, more pressing questions on the same subjects may be asked for clarification at the end of the presentations.

The three modules will be held on the following dates:

2nd December 2020 (19:00-20:30) – The basics – Understanding the Timekeeper and Selected Contest Recorder duties

20th January 2021 (19:00-20:30) – Recording Results – Pools, Simple Knockout, Legend Use, Simple result challenges and more

17th February 2021 (19:00-20:30) – Competition Methods and Management – Pools to Knock Out, Athlete placements, Out of competition Scenarios, Weigh In and more

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Contest Rules

British Judo in collaboration with highly experienced referees from around the country, would like to help the membership to tune their knowledge of the contest rules in line with current IJF guidelines. It is anticipated that these refresher modules will be suitable for competitive athletes, competitive coaches and referees.

As with the Technical Officials, it may seem that competition in the form that we all know and love is some considerable time away right now, but British Judo would like to help refresh the minds of the membership on the fundamental principles of contest decision making. It is envisaged that athletes, coaches and referees will benefit from these modules, it is hoped that attendees will acquire subtle contest management tips that may help them with a higher percentage of those really tight matches.

Contest Rules are under continual review by the IJF in an effort to make our sport more dynamic, attractive and enjoyable to more people. However, if any of us have difficulty understanding the current interpretations, it has quite the opposite effect as we don’t understand the results, so refreshers are highly recommended. The refresher modules will cover most of the changes in this Olympic period, and other pressing questions on the same subjects may be asked for clarification at the end of the presentations.

The three modules will be held on the following dates:

9th December 2020 (19:00-20:30) – Scoring in different scenarios

27th January 2021 (19:00-20:30) – Osaekomi, Inside/Outside, Mate and scoring

23rd February 2021 (19:00-20:30) – Grips, Joint Locks, False Attack and Edge penalty

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