10 potential scoring situations from grassroots club level competition. Bound to be some measure of contention with some of these but such is the nature of refereeing! Try your luck! 🙂

NOTE: This clip on assessing judo scores was produced prior to the newly introduced IJF rules that have removed the “Yuko” score. In competitions utilising the IJF rule set, all throws previously assessed as “Yuko”, are now determined to be “Waza-ari”.

Grassroots competition judo varies significantly from “elite” competition judo, especially in terms of the participants (often juniors and novice judo players), their execution of techniques, the range of techniques executed, the range of support staff available, the equipment and resources available, the players very approach to Judo. For this reason, Grassroots judo referee education should focus on the judo presented at Grassroots judo events.

These short movie clips are provided as a guide only, to assist referees at the grassroots (club/regional) level of participation. The clips were produced by Australian National referee Luke Ronlund, Luke very deliberately used movie footage from club and regional tournaments rather than national and international tournaments.
Please note that any opinions expressed are entirely the personal opinion of Luke based on his experience, and does not represent any official organisational viewpoint. Luke’s aims in expressing his determination and rationale is to promote thought on the application and development of refereeing in grass roots judo situations.