New JUDO Rules Seminar for referees and coaches
from 9 ASEAN countries held in TOKYO

23 Jun 2017

News Release


The Japan Sport Council(JSC), the All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF) and the Japanese Olympic Committee invited referees and coaches from 9 ASEAN countries to Tokyo through Sport for Tomorrow (SFT) programme.

These 9 countries will participate in Judo competition of the 29th Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games)and these invited referees and coaches will attend this important event as representative of their country.

International Judo Federation has modified some parts of referee rule since this January.
The main purpose of this seminar is to present and explain this modified Judo rules because this modified rule will be allied to the SEA Games.

The referees and coaches who have learned at the Ajinomoto National Training Centre for 3 days from 6 to 8 June, deepened their understanding of the new rules, and tried to improve the referee skills.

The seminar was composed lecture part in the room and practical part in the Dojo (Judo practice place).

“I would like to thank the All Japan Judo Federation, the Japan Sport Council and other relevant organizations deeply. The seminar prior to SEA Games was held for the first time,
It was practical and meaningful seminar. I want to penetrate the content learned at the seminar to each country and raise the level of Southeast Asia as a whole.” said PROJANACHIVA HASSABODIN (President of South East Asian Judo Federation)



The referees and coaches who have achieved the knowledges through this seminar would work not only for SEA Games but also for improvement of the referee skills of their home countries.