Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Points scoring Judo

Young Judo Club

Points Scoring Judo Championship


Boys and Girls 5, 6, 7 – Boys and Girls 8, 9, 10, 11 – Boys and Girls 12, 13, 14

Swallows Leisure Centre, Sittingbourne, Kent

Sunday December 4th 2011

Dear Judoka

There has been a massive decrease in children doing Judo Tournaments in recent years and some of the reason for this is the new IJF rules which seem to hinder the development of technique. So the YJC has looked at other Jacket Wrestling sports and have come up with a simpler set of rules that encourage youngster to try lots of different techniques.

Ippon will remain the only difference is you have to throw someone on their back and remain standing; this eliminates what some call A Lucky Throw. The other scores will be 1 point, 2 points, 3 points and 4 points, the better the throw the higher the points and all points add up, if you can score 12 clear points over you opponent you win if not you fight to the end of time and who ever has the biggest lead will win. As for hold downs (OseaKomi) that will stay, but will only give you 4 points this allows children the chance to develop their throwing skills.

With regard to weight categories this will be done by getting all the weights a week before the event and matching them, you will still be weigh in just in case you weight changes in the week.

Let me know if you are interested because we need to do something to rejuvenate Junior Judo. Entry form will sent round nearer the date

Martin Clarke

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