USA Judo

Referee Education



Links to other Referee Education Sites are given below to provide information to enhance your knowledge of the competition rules used at domestic USA Judo events and international IJF events, as well as increase your general knowledge regarding Judo refereeing. These sources have not been fully vetted by the USA Judo Referee Commission so some material may be the opinion of the author and not necessarily the opinion of USA Judo or its Referee Commission.


Referee Training Index

The "Ohio Judo, Inc Referee Training Index" offers a detailed review of the IJF Rules (with commonly used U.S. modifications and examples), auxiliary information helpful to referees of various levels and links to other reference materials for referees.






PJC Referee Roundtable Discussion

Score or No Score (October 28, 2020 with Andres Schulz)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/793345957912811

Kaeshi Waza or No Kaeshi Waza #2 (October 21, 2020 with Janet Johnson)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/671335383776665

Kaeshi Waza or No Kaeshi Waza #1 (October 14, 2020)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/336676884258830

Technique in or out (October 7, 2020 with Barbara Shimizu)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/348918859885749

Osaekomi or Not (September 30, 2020 with Mohamed Reza & Alberto Agudelo)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/250008363110892

Pushing or Stepping Out (September 23, 2020 with Greg Moore)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/986219398508868

Ne Waza Going Out & 2 Handed Wazari (September 16, 2020)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/332933591377092

Miscellaneous (September 9, 2020 with Hector Estevez)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/770815223681499

Illegal Joint Locks (September 2, 2020 with Bobby Donaldson)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/1041538102967362

Kansetsu from Tachi Waza (August 26, 2020 with Donald Ferland)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/3084772704972846

False Attack (August 19, 2020 with Angela de Bye)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/865840360610140

Pull Down vs Defensive Posture (August 12, 2020 with Gary Takemoto)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/299998817988872

Pushing or Stepping Out (August 5, 2020 with Sharon Landstreet)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/240330626977051

Gripping Below the Belt (July 29, 2020)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/1927632744046419

Inside or Outside (July 22, 2020)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/306782350446242

Osaekomi or Not / Mate Situations (July 15, 2020 with Mindy Buehman)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/1661268394024262

Score or No Score #1 (July 8, 2020 with Jefferson Vieira & William Rosquet)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/644519616417070

Ne waza vs Tachi Waza (July 1, 2020 with Manuel Larranaga)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/202012137761947

Kaeshi Waza (June 24, 2020 with Mariano Dos Santos)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/257106182253133

Score or No Score (June 17, 2020)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/739710856764169

Wazari or No Score (June 10, 2020)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/3211708608872874

Wazari or Ippon (June 3, 2020 with Orlando Cruz)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/625093635023897

The Evolution of Refereeing Referee Seminar with Bobby Donaldson & Hector Estevez (May 27, 2020)
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/535788427118393

Referee Seminar - First Course
https://www.facebook.com/138430483179864/videos/524936611533308