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    Jonesy

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    Some IJF musings

    Post by Jonesy on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:21 am

    It is interesting that in the 2014-2016 issue of the IJF Refereeing Rules issued in November 2014 http://www.intjudo.eu/upload/2014_11/22/141664994165105156/ref_rules.pdf?PHPSESSID=1qdv806pjd5bhl8a5kdnv7q6m3

    that they (the IJF) write

    "Culturally and in complement, judo doesn’t reduce itself to its Olympic expression, judo remains a martial art, judo is more than a sport, all techniques of the Gokyo are part of the judo heritage and must always be taught.

    It is the same for the” kuatsu “, techniques of resuscitations and articular mobilizations practiced about forty years ago by the judo teachers and the referees which are on our days forbidden in some countries. Their practice is not allowed but their knowledge is part of the judo heritage and in no case must be forgotten.

    The referees are the guards of the physical, cultural and philosophical expression of Judo."

    It is particularly heartening that they write that all techniques of the Gokyo must be taught.

    It is intriguing that katsu is mentioned, but not kata.

    Finally, it is interesting that they see that referees, not teachers/coaches are "the guards of the physical, cultural and philosophical expression of judo."

    I wonder how many people have read this document and taken these remarks onboard?

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