REFEREEING: Decision of the IJF Executive Committee in Rotterdam validated at the World Championship Juniors Paris 2009

The IJF’s wish is to defend fundamental judo values.
Within this scope IJF particularly devotes itself to preserve and develop education, physic and mental trumps of Judo.
« Judo is a physic and mental education system ».

From the other side, IJF would not like to change Refereeing rules during Olympic qualification period. For this reason it will proceed in this sphere with necessary experimentations and their testing before the first January 2010.
The experimentations have been tested during the World Championship Juniors 2009 in Paris and they will continue at the following IJF competitions: Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on Nov. 20 and 21 2009, Grand Prix of Qingdao (China) on Nov. 28 and 29 2009, World Cup of Suwon (Korea) on Dec. 4 and 5 2009, and Big Slam of Tokyo (Japan) on Dec. 11, 12 and 13 2009. At the end of this one, a decision concerning these rules will be taken.

Instruction on Specific Situations : IJF