Thread: The IJF bans more things
1/29/2014 9:27am, #11
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Well there goes one of my favorite grips. On the bright side, this might reduce some stalling (we will see).
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1/29/2014 10:44am, #13
1/29/2014 11:08am, #14
More time is being allowed for ne waza, including the out of bounds play. Some refs obviously are struggling because they are so used to the older ways, and/or have no understanding of ne waza.
I used to hate how guys would crawl out of bounds so obviously (which WAS a penalty in any case, just not enforced...I used to try to enforce it, but always got overruled and or yelled at at national level events I reffed at).
The two handed grip breaks I ambivalent. They were for sure abused at higher levels, which led to "grip and rip" exchanges. So overall that is on the positive side.
The shido first for leg grabs is common sense, every now and then we see that in judo...
Penalties not counting as scores is a welcome change. I still see pushing the clock as a tactic to get a shido on opponent, but not nearly as blatant. This sort of stuff becomes more of a factor between very evenly matched judoka, and is still viable, but not nearly as much as before because one positive score neutralizes all the penalties.
I'd like to see leg grabs/attacks back in, at least as counters or secondary attacks, however, I understand that it was getting too hard on the refs to differentiate at times. That's really a shitty reason to in a way to change rules...the game isn't for the refs, after all...however, it do away with some marginal or bad calls.
One thing nobody has mentioned is the camera system, with refs at the table and one on the mat with a transceiver in his ear.
It's an expensive and complicated system that won't be used at smaller events, thankfully. Refs need to be trained on the tatami, under fire so to speak, working with other refs, not sitting at a table looking at cameras with higher level refs calling the shots.
In the case of events that have only one or even two cameras, in my opinion it's not much if any better than having a center and two lateral/side refs on the mat. The camera only has one point of view. The ref has one point of view. 3 refs on mat has 3, counte'em, THREE points of view. At IJF events they have multiple cameras plus overhead.
Reffing, in Judo at least, has it's quirks. The egos involved often become quite massive, or maybe (well, no, positively) swell from large to huge. Some guys work hard to become refs in order to compensate for shitty judo they did/do, as in unskilled. Others to help get promoted, at higher levels even to get to travel on the judo associations dime. This is not true in all cases, but it's common.
The above all relative to the camera system. I bet the preference for a lot of refs is to be at the table, assuming their godlike powers of instant replay, safe from being out on the tatami and making the initial calls, which can be and often is VERY difficult, especially at higher levels of competition.
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1/29/2014 12:21pm, #15
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I'm not sure if it was a rule before, but the concept of avoiding yuko by propping yourself up on your elbow looks like it could cause shoulder injuries.
I am OK with the rest of the rules and I think they prevent stalling.
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1/29/2014 12:41pm, #16
Ben I did hear comments from a couple of the refs I was working with that they were worried the stricter ippon calls would lead to more injuries. Compared to the 70s when we more or less had to see the guy bounce to get ippon, I don't think this will be an issue.
1/29/2014 12:50pm, #17
1/29/2014 12:55pm, #18
1/29/2014 1:34pm, #19
Moved to Advanced Grappling for a more serious discussion.
1/29/2014 1:58pm, #20
The rolling landing thing is a bit of a debate. At the SaskOpen I was one of the camera refs when ippon was called on a taotoshi. Uke rolled sideways across his back, very quickly. Really you could only see it on the rewind, and we debated it after watching it back half a dozen times. The senior guy there thought that if you had to look at it that close and it had been called on the floor, it could stand as ippon. Even though I like the new rule, I thought it was a beautiful throw and should have been ippon. Most there thought it was on the edge. So I guess we just need more experience and direction with these rules. If we get too anal about the flush landing we are going to negate a lot of nice ippon and potentially raise injury rates as people try to bury uke in compensation.