The IJF has recently announced changes to the international contest rules to be effective internationally from January 2022.
Please take the time to read the following IJF announcement regarding the changes and the accompanying video with contest examples – https://www.ijf.org/news/show/new-olympic-cycle-new-judo-rules
At this time, there are no changes to the British Judo Association contest rules.
As with previous years, the Board of Directors will meet to consider how best to implement the new rules within the BJA to meet the needs of our members.
Following a decision by the Board, any changes and their implementation date will be communicated widely to coaches, referees and areas to allow them to prepare.
Athletes and coaches preparing for EJU or IJF level events in 2022 should familiarise themselves with the changes ahead of competition.