World Police and Fire Games Federation (WPFGF)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., # 107, San Diego, CA 92111 USA
International Judo Federation (IJF)
33rd Floor, Doosan Tower
18-12 Ulchi-Ro, 6-Ka, Chung-Ku, Seoul 100-730, Korea
Tele. +82.2.3398.1017 FAX: +82.2.3398.1020
MEN: OPEN, SENIOR, MASTER & GRAND MASTER
Extra lightweight 60 Kg & Under
Half lightweight 66 Kg
Lightweight 73 Kg
Half middleweight 81 Kg
Middleweight 90 Kg
Half heavyweight 100 Kg
Heavyweight Over 100 Kg
Extra Lightweight 52 Kg
Lightweight 63 Kg
Middleweight 78 Kg
Heavyweight Over 78 Kg
Judo uniform (judogi):
The contestants shall wear judogi (Judo uniform) complying with the following conditions:
(a) Strongly made in cotton or similar material, good condition (without rent or tear).
(b) Blue in color for the first contestant and white or off white for the second contestant.
(c) Acceptable marking:
(i) National Olympic abbreviation (on back of jacket)
(ii) National emblem (on left breast of jacket). Maximum size 100 square
(iii) Manufacturer’s trademark (on bottom front jacket). Maximum size 25 square
(iv) Shoulder markings (from collar across shoulder down arm both sides of
jacket). Maximum length 25cm and maximum width 5cm.
(v) The contestant’s name may be worn on the belt, uniform lower front top of the
jacket and upper front top of the pants and must be a maximum of 3cm X
10cm. Also the name or abbreviation may be worn above the Olympic
abbreviation to a maximum of 7cm height.
(d) The jacket shall be long enough to cover the thighs and shall, at a minimum, reach to the fists when the arms are fully extended downwards at the sided of the body. The body of the jacket shall be wide enough to cross over at the level of the bottom to the edge with a minimum overlap of 20cm. The sleeves of the jacket must reach to the wrist joint at a maximum and 5cm above the wrist joint at a minimum. A space of 10-15cm shall exist between the sleeve and the arm (inclusive of bandages) on the entire length of the sleeve.
(e) The trousers, free of any markings, shall be long enough to cover the legs and shall at a maximum reach to the ankle joint and at a minimum 5cm above the ankle joint. A space of 10-15cm shall exist between the trouser leg and the leg (inclusive of bandages) on the whole length of the trouser leg.
(f) A strong belt, 4 to 5 cm wide, which color corresponds to the grade, shall be worn over the jacket at waist level and tied with a square knot, tight enough to prevent the jacket from being too loose and long enough to go twice around the waist and leave 20 to 30 cm protruding from each side of the knot when tied.
(g) Female contestants shall wear under the jacket a plain white or off-white shirt with short sleeves and long enough to be worn inside the trousers.
The referee will award the contest as follows:
Where one contestant has scored Ippon or equivalent, he/she shall be declared the winner.
Where there has been no score of Ippon or equivalent, the winner shall be declared on the
Basis of: one Waza-ari prevails over any number of Yuko, one Yuko prevails over any
number of Koka.
Where the recorded scores indicate no scores or are exactly the same under each of the
headings (Waza-ari, Yuko, Koka) an additional match (Golden Score) will be conducted.
If tied at the end of the second match, the referee shall gesture and announce “Hantei.”
Before the announcement of “Hantei,” the referee and judges must have assessed which contestant they consider to be the winner, taking into account the recognizable difference in the attitude during the contest or the skill and effectiveness of techniques.
The referee shall add his/her opinion to that indicated by the two judges and shall declare the result according to the majority of all three opinions.
The decision of Iiiki-wake (draw) shall be given, when there is no advantage on the scoreboard and where it is impossible to judge the superiority of either contestant, in accordance with this article, within the time allotted for the contest.
After the referee has indicated the result of the contest, the contestants shall take one step backward to their respective blue and white tapes, make a standing bow and leave the competition area.
Once the referee has announced the result of the contest to the contestants, it will not be possible for the referee to change this decision after referee and judges have left the competition area.
Should the referee award the contest to the wrong contestant in error, the two judges must ensure that the referee changes this erroneous decision before referee and judges leave the competition area.
All actions and decisions taken in accordance with the “Majority of Three” rule by the referee and judges shall be final and without appeal.
1 - 5 competitors: Round Robin (Group Play); finals from results.
6 or more competitors: Knock out system with direct repechage
(guarantees all competitors fights).
GENERAL SPORT RULES for Judo
1. Black and Brown belts only.
2. All competitors in Judo shall have an identification card, certificate or diploma authorized by credentialed school or instructor with them at the meet.
3. All competitors will be medically examined before weigh-in.
Weighing-in of the competitors shall not take place more than 24 hours prior to competition for the specific weight category.
The weigh-ins shall be conducted in a private room
DURATION OF CONTEST
Men; Open, Senior & Master: 5 minutes real contest time
Men; Grand Master: 4 minutes real contest time
All Women: 4 minutes real contest time
Any contestant is entitled to rest between contests for a period of 10 minutes.
The time signaled between the announcement of “Matte” and “Hajime” and between “Sono-mama” and “Yoshi” by the referee shall not count as part of the duration of the contest.
The end of the time allotted for the contests shall be indicated to the referee by the ringing of a bell or other similar audible method.
START OF CONTEST
The contestants shall stand facing each other on the Contest Area at the assigned blue or white tape corresponding to the sash they are wearing. After the contestants have made the standing bow and taken one step forward, the referee must announce “Hajime” to start the contest.
The contest shall always begin in the standing position.
Only the members of the Refereeing Commission may interrupt the contest.
The contestants must bow to each other at the beginning and end of the contest. If the contestants do not bow, the referee must announce “Rei.”
(a) At start of competition.
(i) At the beginning of each session of the competition, the first three referees, with the referee between the two judges, shall proceed to the perimeter of the Safety Area, centered and opposite Joseki. There they shall perform a standing bow towards Joseki.
(ii) They shall then move forward to the Danger Zone of the Contest Area where they shall again bow toward Joseki and bow to each other. They shall then proceed to their respective starting positions.
(b) Referee changing position with judge.
At the end of a contest, should the referee be required to change positions with one of the judges, so that now the judge will become referee, the referee and judge should
approach each other on the Danger Zone, exchange a standing bow when they meet and then proceed to their respective starting positions.
(c) At start of contest:
After the first three officials of any session have performed the bowing procedure as in
(a) (i) and (ii), subsequent officials should proceed to the perimeter of the Safety Area and perform the bowing procedures as in (a) (i) only, and then proceed to their respective starting positions.
(d) End of a contest:
At the end of a contest, should the three officials be required to leave the competition area, they should return to the position as defined in (a) (i), bow towards Joseki and then leave the competition area.
(e) End of competition;
At the end of the last contest of the session, the three officials shall proceed to the position as defined in (a) (i), bow again towards Joseki, then leave the competition area.
END OF CONTEST
The referee shall announce “Soremade” and end the contest:
(a) When one contestant scores Ippon or Waza-ari awasete Ippon.
(b) In the case of Sogo-gachi (compound win).
(c) In the case of Fusen-gachi (win by default) or Kiken-gachi (win by withdrawal).
(d) In the case of Hansoku Make (disqualification).
(e) When one contestant cannot continue due to injury.
(f) When the time allotted to the contest has expired (see Hanei).
(g) Upon the announcement of “Soremade” by the referee, the contestants shall return to their starting positions.
(h) Golden Score:
. When the time allotted for the contest ends and there is no score or the scores for each player are equal the result of the contest shall be decided by a Golden Score
. The referee calls Soremade and the time clock shall be reset as if for a new contest (the extended time will be the same as for the previous contest).
. Any scores, penalties even medical registration shown of the scoreboard shall be cancelled, fully reset.
. The referee shall restart the contest in the normal way by calling “Hajime”. There will be no rest period between the end of the original contest and the start of the Golden Score contest.
. The first score or the first penalty awarded shall decide the contest. The contest ends immediately when there is a score. The result of the Golden Score contest shall be written on the fight sheet. For the result of the fight will only count the technique (or penalty) applied during the Golden Score time.
. In the case of the Ne-waza where a player is being held and Osaekomi has been called, the referee will allow the hold down to continue for the 25 seconds (Ippon), until
the Osaekomi is broken (Toketa) or a Shime-waza/kansetsu-waza is applied by either Tori or Uke with immediate result. In this case, the competitor has won by the points according the reached score.
. If during Golden Score time, a direct Hansoku Make is awarded, the result for the penalized player will have the same consequences as during a normal fight.
. If the Golden Score extension contest goes the full distance without a score (or penalty) then the result shall be decided by the referee and two judges, who will indicate the winner – after calling “Hantei” – by raising the appropriate colored flag. In this case, the referee and judges will only take into consideration the action and Kinsa produced during Golden Score time; the previous fight will not count at all for that Hantei. This shall be indicated, on the contest sheet as a Hantei win (1 point).
PROHIBITED ACTS AND PENALTIES
The division of infringements, into 2 groups, is intended as a guide to give clearer understanding to all of the relative penalties normally awarded for committing the applicable prohibited act.
Penalties are not cumulative. Each penalty must be awarded at its own value. The awarding of any second or subsequent penalty automatically cancels any earlier penalty. Whenever a contestant has already been penalized, any succeeding penalties for that contestant must always be awarded at least in the next higher value than his/her existing penalty.
Whenever a referee awards a penalty, he/she should demonstrate the reasons for the penalty with a simple action.
A penalty can be awarded after the announcement of “Soremade” for any prohibited act committed during the time allotted for the contest or, in some exceptional situations for serious acts committed after the signal to end the contest if the decision has not been given.
DEFAULT and WITHDRAWAL
Soft contact lens/bandages - In the event that a contestant, during the fight, loses his/her contact lens and cannot immediately recover it, informing the referee that he/she cannot continue competing without the contact lens, after consultation with the judges the referee shall give the victory to his/her opponent by Kiken-gachi.
Fusen-gachi - A contestant who is not at his/her starting place after 3 calls at one minute intervals will forfeit the contest.
INJURY, ILLNESS or ACCIDENT
The decision to Kachi (win) or Hiki-waki (draw) where one contestant is unable to continue because of injury, illness or accident during the contest shall be given by the referee after consultation with the judges according to the following clauses.
(i) Where the cause of the injury is attributed to the injured contestant he/she shall lose the contest.
(ii) Where the cause of the injury is attributed to the uninjured contestant the uninjured contestant shall lose the contest.
(iii) Where it is impossible to determine the cause of injury to either contestant, the decision of Iiiki-wake may be given.
Generally, where one contestant is taken sick during a contest and is unable to continue, he/she shall lose the contest.
Where an accident occurs which is due to an outside influence, the decision of Iiiki-wake (draw) shall be given.
During a contest each contestant has a right to have 2 medical examinations.
The referee must ensure that the number of times a contest is interrupted for doctor examination is recorded for each contestant. The recorder shall display one cross to indicate the first medical examination and two crosses to indicate the second medical examination.
If the accredited doctor, after an examination of an injured contestant, advises the referee that the contestant cannot continue the contest, the referee after consultation with the judges, shall end the contest and indicate the result in accordance with the other provisions of this article.
Should an injury to a contestant be of a nature as serious as to require treatment away from the competition area or should an injury to a contestant require more than two examinations by the accredited doctor, the referee, after consultation with the judges, shall end the contest and indicate the result in accordance with the other provisions of this article.
Should the nature of an injury to a contestant be such that it requires treatment by the accredited doctor on the competition area, the referee after consultation with the judges, shall end the contest and indicate the result in accordance with the other provisions of this article.
If, after an injury to one or both of the contestants, the referee and judges are of the opinion that the contest should not continue the referee shall end the contest and indicate the result in accordance with the other provisions of this article.
Generally only one doctor for each contestant is allowed on the competition area. Should a doctor require assistance, the referee must first be informed. The coach is never allowed on the competition area.
Exception; Minor Injury: Should a minor incident (nosebleed, broken nail, etc.) require medical attention, it must be carried out as quickly as possible. Note: The doctor may touch the contestant but not examine him/her.
Any repeat of the same minor injury the doctor must be called and a medical examination recorded. If a contestant requests a doctor for a minor injury it must be recorded as a medical examination. If a contestant is accidentally injured (i.e., neither contestant is at fault) and the doctor is required for examination, this examination must be recorded. Note: The doctor may touch the contestant to quickly carry out the examination.
INJURY - FREE EXAMINATION
A free medical examination is allowed only when, in the opinion of the referees, the injury was caused by the opponent.
During the examination the doctor may touch and freely examine the contestant and may apply a bandage, if necessary; or, assist in adjusting a scrotum injury.
Note: With the exception of the above situations, if the doctor applies any treatment, the opponent will win by Kiken-gachi.
If during the contest uke is injured due to an action by tori, and uke cannot continue, the referee should analyze the case and decide according to the rules. Each case is decided on its own merit.
Example: An injury was caused by a forbidden act. After attending to the injury, the doctor informs the referee that the contestant can continue the fight. After consulting with the judges, the referee penalizes the opponent.
If, after the contest is resumed, the injured contestant cannot continue due to the previous injury, his/her opponent cannot be further penalized for the same reason. In that case, the injured contestant will lose the fight.
In the case that a doctor clearly realizes (especially in case of strangling techniques) that there is a serious danger for the health of the contestant, the doctor can go to the edge of the tatami and call upon the referees to immediately stop the contest. The referees have to take all necessary steps in order to assist the doctor.
Such an intervention will consequently mean the loss of the contest and should therefore only be adopted in extreme cases. Where it is impossible to determine the cause of injury to either contestant, and if no one is responsible, the contestant who can continue wins.