Saturday, March 29, 2014

5,6 and 7 in Judo Comp plus more Sambo

Some more sambo for You

The Warriors Competition in April at the British Sombo Federation Centre of Excellence, Sittingbourne. Will now include 5,6 and 7 years olds in the Judo Section. Let hope there is enough room for everyone in what looks like a good tournament

Thursday, March 27, 2014




Can You remember


Josh Henson USA Sittingbourne 1985 

British Sombo Team USA 1987
 Peter Schonewille 10th Dan Founder IBF 1980's 

Nobby Clarke with Billy Buck 1965

Forgot their name Judo people from maidstone 1966

Otani 1960's
BJC Summer Camp Chigwell 1966

1960's notice the circles on the mat

Eric Hickmott 190's Summer Camp St Marys Bay

Val Clarke Sambo Judge 1986

Monday, March 17, 2014




              All-Style-Semicontact and  Kata/Tul/Poomse/Weapon-Kata


                     (for all federations, clubs schools, groups and private)

Organization:                       IBF-Deutschland e.V.

Promotion:                           TUSPO Rahden e.V.

Leading:                                Leading referee Mr. Uwe Kampeter

Date :                                     Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Place:                                    Stadtsporthalle Rahden

                       Am Brullfeld 4

                                                D-32369 Rahden / Westfalen
                                          Tel. 0049 – 5771 - 4200

Weigh-in:                               08:30 a.m. to 09:30 a.m.

                                                There will be no late weigh-in. Please arrive in time !

Competition:                        10:00 a.m.


Kata/Tul/Poomse/               Children:       - up to and including 10 years
                                                Youth:            - 11 to 15 years
                                                Boys and Girls will start seperate.
                                          Seniors from 16 years on,     men and women seperate

Weapon-Kata                   Children / Juniors / Seniors, male and female seperate

Synchron-Kata                    Children / Youth / Seniors,    Teams 3 competitors

Fight                                       Children                   up to and including 10 years
                                                Boys:              -25/ -30/ 35/ -40/ -45/ +45 kg
                                                Girls:              -25/ -30/ 35/ -40/ -45/ +45 kg

Youth                         11 to 15 years
                                                Boys:               -30/ -35/ -40/ -45/ -50/ -55/ -65/ +65kg
                                                Girls:                -30/ -35/ -40/ -45/ -50/ -55/ -65/ +65kg
                                                Seniors                      age 16 years or more
                                                Ladies:            - 55/ -65/ -75/+75 kg
                                                Gentlemen:      -60/ -65/ -70/ -75/ -80/-90/+90 kg

Prizes:                                   There will be 3 medals for each category and a certificate
                                                for all competitors.

Registration:                        Send your registration form
                        at latest on May, 25th , 2014

Please use the Excel-chart “Vordrucke Meldeliste”, which can be downloaded from the homepage of the IBF-Germany ( under “Download” and send it per email to the address below.
                                                IBF-Deutschland e.V. / Mr. F.G. Niering                              
                                                46483 WESEL/GERMANY Beguinenstr. 6                                                                         Fax:  0049 (0) 281 /  3 11 09
                                    Registration means : You have to pay !

                                    Registrations that are not filled in correctly or unreadably, will
                                  be sent back. Everything has to be filled in. A contact person has
                                  to be mentioned. If you do not use the Excel-chart, you have to
                                  pay 5,00 € per person in addition. If you send your registration
                                  after the deadline, you have to pay 5,00 € per person and
                                  discipline, if the registration is still possible.

Registration fee:                 IBF-Members with IBF-Passport have to pay:
                                                Kata /Weapon-Kata / Fight:Euro 15,-- each Person and Discipline
                                                Synchron-Kata:                    Euro 40,--     each Team                                                        
                                                Competitors without IBF-Passport have to pay:
                                                Kata /Weapon-Kata / Fight:Euro  25,-- each Person and Discipline
                                                Synchron-Kata:                    Euro  60--  each Team           

The registration fee has to be paid to the account of the IBF-Germany up to June 05th, 2014 at the latest. 
Bank: Commerzbank Wesel, IBAN: DE46 3564 0064 0150 4356 00, BIC: COBADEFFXXX
Rules:                                    IBF-Semi-Contact rules
                                               Only Karategi – no T-Shirt – „TOK“ under trousers –
                                               Competition with safety equipment ( shoes and gloves)

Competition:                        Each competitor must be in the possession of a valid
                                                Budo-pass and competes on his / her own risk.
Competitors have to be sport-healthy and sport-accident-insured. For minors a written approval of the parents is neccessary.

Equipment:                          Clothing in accordance with the style or uniform club-clothing. This must be described on the application form. Only Dobok, Karate-Gi, Kung-Fu-Uniform or long Kick-Box-trousers with unique Club-Shirt. No shorts, no individual shirts, no military look !! Clothing and Equipment in accordance with Competition Regulations of IBF. Cup is obligation for all fighters. In order to avoid tooth injuries, please wear a tooth protection.
Match system:                    IBF-rules (can be downloaded in the internet)
                                                6 fight-areas. Special quality: Please see Competition
                                                Regulations of IBF: „In the team-competition, an assorted
                                                team is allowed, if it is mentioned in the announcement.
                                                A team consists of 3 members. One team-member can
                                                belong to the next higher or lower age group.“

Referees:                              Up to 19 participants each group has to present one referee
                                              with a valid IBF-Referee licence A, B, C or D for the whole
                                              tournament. From 20 participants onwards each block of 10
                                              has to present a referee. The leading referee will decide about
                                              the action of the referee. The cancel fee for a missing referee   
                                              is Euro 50,--.
Coach:                                   Each coach must be in the possession of a coach licence
                                                or referees licence and a valid Budo-pass. His name has to be
                                                registrated on the announcement.

With best regards   

Friedebert-Georg Niering    
 President of IBF-Germany e.V.                    


Saturday, March 15, 2014


I have just been handed a document entitled Sambo Code of Points  (major amendments). This document wants to change some of the Rules of Sambo, the first thing I would say is that  “change for the sake of change” is not always a good thing

Most of the changes are to do with admin and some make sense for example in the Veterans they believe U 40 years should not be classed as a Veteran and O 70 can be to dangerous, it also states that the average participation in the Worlds for this particular group is just 3 per weight per age. So I agree things need to be altered. Also they suggest for World Championships the youngest group would be Cadets 15-16 years have to agree with that.

The one thing I do not agree with is changing the scoring system they want to change Victory from a 12pt margin to an 8pt margin this I believe will be detrimental to the sport as 12pts makes a far more interesting match and proves beyond doubt player’s superiority. There are some other rather ambiguous rules changes, such as a throw is only valid when the athlete is in the standing position before their opponent falls down. Does this mean if your opponent is on his knees in front and facing you, there is no score if you throw him from that position?

 What will make a financial difference is they want the White referees Uniforms to change to Grey to please TV who also want the Mat Colours to change to a softer pastel colour as suits TV. The question here should the Sport be at the beck and call of TV? They also want to change the International size of the area to 11m x 11m instead of of the present 12m x 12m the latter being that the size is better suited to Sports Halls. Yet has anyone considered the cost to FIAS and National Associations? In GB we have a 12 x 12 in Scotland, 2 covers 12 x 12 in Bedford and a 11 x 11 in Kent all with the correct markings to change all these would cost from £10,000 money we do not have.

Back in 1990/1991 I was on the FIAS EC and a suggestion from the USA was change the match times to 5 minutes, which would fit in with TV Commercial breaks. My argument at the time, which still holds, is that do we honestly think that Sambo will become mainstream entertainment NO. Sambo is a live and kicking on Internet TV unless TV are going to give us Millions of pounds I suggest leave well enough alone.

When I started Sambo in the early 1970’s we used to have 2 x 3 minutes rounds, you got points for throws and submission for arm lock and leg lock no ground holds. With Sambo being involved with FILA ground holds were allowed along with 1 point for getting round the back. When FIAS was formed in 1985 the rules became roughly what they are today the silly 1-point for round the back was taken out and the 2 rounds were eliminated both these were in place to appease the Free Style Wrestlers. I believe FIAS rules as they are easy to understand and follow, yes we should regularly look at the rules, maybe there is something to say about the 8pts, do we need the active mark, surely kicking to the groin should be banned. Yet to much change can alter the sport completely, look at  the damage the International Judo Federation has done to Judo with their continual rule changes