1. swollen; distended; tumid.
2. inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language.
Swollen in your athletic supporter area?
Interesting.... someone predicted this kind of split with the last rule change of conventional Judo. I'm excited for the no-gi division, although I'm not sure what will eventually stop this from becoming SubGrappling-Lite.
From what I gathered from the AAU Judo rules and the "3 enhancements" that Freestyle Judo (FSJ) has, it seems for the most part the same as IJF rules. However, I did note a lack of "Illegal moves" so this could turn out interesting. The FSJ website said the rules are still in development so I supposed we'll have to wait a bit longer. Hopefully the list of illegal moves will be reduced back to Kani Basami and body scissors.
ahhhhh found the full rules finally.
This will take a bit more to read so I'm posting this link for anyone interested
dammit I just clicked the second link from Hedge...my fail.
Is the Freestyle judo movement only in the west so far or are any gyms in Japan on board?
This is absurd. The fact of the matter is it is another way to draw people to compete at a tournament and will do nothing to progress the sport of Judo in the world. I do not agree with a lot of the IJF rules but I will not support a free style Judo movement.
BJJ, and subgrappling tournaments are making money that is the big thing. Judo tournaments are losing ground and they are trying to make it up by implementing new rules outside of the current. In the US it is sad people can not appreciate Judo for what it is.
The current state of the NGB and stuff like this will cause the US to lose Judo as an Olympic sport and we will see a plethora of tournaments with their own rules and made up "world champions".
Read and watch:
Judo FAQ/Primer - No BS MMA and Martial Arts