The Rules of Judo (NEW 2017 rules) – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of Judo (NEW 2017 rules) – EXPLAINED!


Ninh explains, the Rules of Judo
The object of the game is to throw your opponent onto their back. Judo is a Japanese martial art that is contested
at the Olympic Games, and this video covers the new 2017 rules as outlined by the International
Judo Federation. Judo players, known as judoka – are separated
by weight class and wear either white or blue during a fight. Judokas try to dominate the grip on their
opponent. The player who dominates the grip, generally
dominates the fight. To start the contest, both players bow to
each other. Once the referee signals you to go, you begin. The idea is to grip your opponent and try
and throw them, with force, onto their back. This is known as Ippon, and this will win
you the contest automatically. There are 4 ways to score an Ippon:
You can forcefully throw your opponent onto their back. You can hold your opponent’s torso down
on the floor for 20 seconds. You can force a submission by armlock. And you can force a submission by strangling
your opponent. If they tap out, you win by Ippon and the
contest is over. There are many techniques used in Judo, to
try and get an Ippon. If neither player can score Ippon, they can
score by Waza-Ari instead. A Waza-Ari is a less powerful throw than an
Ippon, a move which rolls your opponent onto their shoulders and back, a 10-19 second hold
down, or a throw that lands an opponent on their side. Scoring one of these won’t end the contest,
but will make all the difference if a fight goes to full time. The game is played in just one period of 4
minutes, for both men and women. If no Ippon has been scored, the highest number
of Waza-ari wins. That’s basically it, but there’s a few
other things you’ll need to know before playing or watching Judo. For example:
Gripping Any gripping with the intention of throwing
is allowable. This is known as positive gripping. But any grip that is used solely to block
your opponent is not. This is negative gripping. If the referee deems that a judoka is using
a negative grip, they may award a penalty against them. Penalty
In Judo, there are two types of Penalty. A Shido – which is a warning, can be given
for stepping out of the mat, pushing an opponent out of the mat, refusing to attack, grabbing
the leg or trousers during a throw, or negative gripping. A Hansoku make – is an instant disqualification. Any major breach of the rules, any bad behaviour,
or accruing three Shido’s equals Hansoku Make. Also, grabbing your opponent’s leg usually
results in Shido. But commit this error twice, and this will
result in Hansoku make. Disqualification. Golden score. If time has expired and both players have
the same number of Waza-Ari. Play continues until someone has a single
score. This is known as the golden score. First to score Ippon or Waza-ari wins. Shido’s are carried over from normal time,
and you can still be potentially disqualified for accruing too many penalties during the
golden score period. Tournament
Judo contests are usually fought in elimination tournaments. The winner goes on to the next match. The loser is eliminated. This carries on until there is only one winner. If you have found this video at all helpful,
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enjoy Judo! Ninh Ly – @NinhLyUK – www.ninh.co.uk

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