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The 2014 IJF Rules are to be used at international events held in the U.S. and, in general, are the rules our judoka who compete in international events outside the U.S. should expect to be used.  [NOTE:  There are a few issues that need to be clarified where our current understanding varies from what is written in this document, including a part of the bowing procedure, the use of white and blue marker tapes, and certain aspects of hikiwake, cross grip exemption of leg grab penalty, etc.  As these issues are clarified we will update this commentary but we felt it was important to publish these IJF Rules as soon as we received them.] 

Download 2014 IJF Rules (PDF Format):
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Other useful documents:

USA Judo Referee Development

Minimum Level Referee Certification for Various Domestic Events

Basic Referee Booklet - 3rd Edition

2012 USA Judo Competition Rules

Bowing Guide

Chief Referee Manual

IBSA Rules