New IJF ruleset For Denver Judo 2017 Spring Tournament

Attention! We will be using the new rule set recently sent out by the IJF at the Denver Judo Spring Tournament.  Changes to be aware of:

  • There is no yuko score. All scores will be Waza ari or Ippon.   Waza ari do not add up to Ippon.  
  • Scores will be awarded for hold downs as follows: 10 - 19 seconds = waza ari and 20 seconds = ippon.
  • The first offense for touching below the belt during tachi waza will be shido. The second offense will be hansokumake.
  • All senior matches, males and female will be 4 minutes.  Juniors and masters will be 3 minutes.
  • Matches must be won by a positive score ie you cannot win by shido in regulation time.  In golden score you can win via shido. 
  • The emphasis on these changes is to promote positive and aggressive judo.  Gripping rules have been relaxed to facilitate more technical judo.
  • Please visit the attached document for a complete list of the updated rules. http://www.jfaq.com.au/upload/ijf_2017_rules_-_jfa_update_dec_16.pdf

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 
Thank you.

Heidi Moore