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The venue for the Judo in 2020 Olympics is the Nippon Budokan. It originally built for the 1964 games where judo made it first appearance the Olympics.


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Judo Rules

Judo Terminology

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Judo Belt / Grade Order


Children from Reception to Year 6 show their

progress through coloured stripes that can be added

to their belts. (See picture).


Coloured stripes are handed out in classes by the

Sensei and are to be sewn onto the belts at home.


Order of coloured stripes:

Yellow x 3

Orange x 3

Green x 3

Blue x 3

Brown x 3

Black x 3


Once all possible coloured stripes have been attained the

child will progress to their next coloured belt.


Ippon 'Ten points'. Award of ippon decides the winner

and ends the match. This can be achieved:


- If the referee judges the player has thrown their opponent

flat on their back


- Pinning an opponent for 20 seconds


- Forcing a submission with a choke, strangle or joint lock



Waza-ari '7 points'. This can be achieved:


- If the referee judges the player has thrown their opponent ¾

on their back


- Pinning an opponent for 15 seconds


When two waza-ari are awarded in the same match, it is

considered to be same as ippon and the match will end.



Osaekomi: When the referee calls this means a hold / pin is starting up to 15 - 20 seconds    

Toketa: When the referee calls this Hold / pin broken before  15 - 20 seconds



Two types of penalties may be awarded. A shido is awarded for minor rule infringements. Each player has 4 penalties before they are disqualified (known as a hansoku make).


Shidos can be given for:


·Intentionally injuring an opponent

·prolonged period of non-aggression (not attacking)

·Grabbing an opponents legs are not allowed.

·Punching, kicking, and other strikes are not allowed.

·Touching the opponent's face is not allowed.

·Attacking joints other than the elbow is not allowed.

·Head dives are not permitted.

·Wearing any hard or metallic object during competition is not permitted.


Furthermore a player can be disqualified automatically (hansoku make) if the referee deems an offence serious enough.





Matte: Stop


Hajime: Go


Sensei: Teacher


Hiki-wake: Match Drawn


Tatami: Mat


Judogi: Judo Suit


Judoka: Judo Player


Kiyotsuke Sensei Ni Rei: Attention! Teacher bow


Rei: Bow


Sore Made: Finish


Dojo: Judo Hall



Red - 6th Kyu


Yellow - 5th Kyu


Orange - 4th Kyu


Green - 3rd Kyu


Blue - 2nd Kyu


Brown - 1st Kyu


Black - 1st - 5th Dan


Red & White - 6th - 8th Dan


Red - 9th & 10th Dan