View Full Version : Kosen Competition Clips - Moved from MABS

9/12/2006 11:18am,
Has anyone actually seen a Kosen judo competition or pictures of one? I understand Kosen is a rule set adopted by certain Highschools or Universities in Japan. So do they still compete this way?

I was curious to see what it would actually look like. Also, does anyone know the exact rule set (time limits, limits on lower body submissions, etc.)?

I have already seen th demonsration videos but I wanted to just see what an actual match looks like.

9/12/2006 11:26am,
Check out the Wiki Article on Kosen Judo, it has links to the colleges that still comepete using Kosen rules.:

9/12/2006 12:38pm,
These links seem to be pretty informative also:

Ne Waza Judo

Judoinfo.com Thread about Kosen Judo

9/13/2006 9:52am,
Did you find anything? I couldn't devle too deeply into those links because I was at work.

9/13/2006 10:09am,
There is also some usefull info on this thread.


9/13/2006 1:36pm,
Are there actually Kose Judo competions with different rules? Or do Kosen guys just compete at ippon and try to bring it to the ground?

9/13/2006 5:53pm,
There were alot of newaza techniues i saw which were cool. The links to the Universities were all in japanese. Me no rikey, me no reedy japanesy. Perhaps someone could translate them.

The forum link talked mosty about the newaza page. It was still interesting but they were vague about the rules. There was no time limits, the match only ended when "you or opponent gave up by submission or choke sleepering,or holding for 30 seconds."

I still am curious as to what these matches looked or still look like. Does it look like a BJJ tourney or was it somehow different (can't imagine how though)? I am really curious to know if those universities still practice under this rule set and if so, do they acknowledge developments within the submission grappling community with BJJ (aparrently they din;t acknowledge developments with the Kodokan).

8/31/2007 6:33pm,
The difference is the ippon throw. That is all.

8/31/2007 8:21pm,
Wait, if the difference is just in the Ippon Throw then they still have the 8-15 second standup rule? I have a hard time picturing that unless it's one of those rules that the ref's sort of disregard for consistant action.