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You'll be Surprised About These New IJF Judo Rules for 2014

By Budo Jake January 28, 2014 7412 Views Leave a comment Go to comments

Judo is not only a martial art, but also a sport. All sports have rules and Judo is no exception. Below, you'll find a video explaining all of the NEW rules for IJF Judo competition.

 There are new rules on how you can and cannot break grips:

Using two hands on one will get you penalized.

Striking your oppenents hand to break a grip will also result in a penalty.

Using your knee to break a grip is a no no.

There are a lot more rules and the video below explains them all in good detail.

Proponents of the new rules will argue that:

-Rule modifications keep the sport safe for practitioners.

-Rule changes are required to make the sport more entertaining for spectators.

Question for Judo athletes: What are your opinions of the new rules?

Question for BJJ athletes: Do these rule changes make you appreciate the freedom of the relative lack of rules for BJJ stand up?


Here's the video explaining all of the 2014 IJF rules for Judo competition:


Posted in: BJJ Thoughts Tags: ijfjudo2014 rules
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Scott Tantay January 28, 2014 at 5:51 PM Reply
So most of those basic Judo grip breaks I learned in fundamentals are now illegal in Judo? Craziness!
Luis Edgardo January 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM Reply
In bjj it happens too no scissor takedowns no grips under de gi no heel hooks its the same thing there is more freedom than Judo but we are still limited they should stop limiting the art
martial arts Calgary February 8, 2014 at 1:49 AM Reply
I am really surprised nice video and trick.
Thank you for share.
Theofanis Militsopoulos March 30, 2014 at 11:47 AM Reply
Dear friends, i am from Greece,36 ys and judo 20 years now....I ll be honest with you and please give me your attention.In the old days,when all of this were not prohibited,many guys could even be olympic champions without knowing real-judo!!!they just had an extreme stong grip-strong back and a takedown,thats all!! many people could avoid the hard way of learning judo=Using opponents force,correct positioning of the body,ability to throw,correct braking posture of opponent and entering "into" and under the opponent or pulling him right.....With all these ,believe me,you ara now forced to learn JUDO!! or you just cant do anything anymore!!...i do bjj also and i understand your fear,but if the ibjjf follows the way of thinking of ijf(i hope)trust them, finally i think it wont hurt the sport!!! there is also a solution!!=judo&bjj to have strict rules so they can force people to learn the art and not win by silly-boring tatctics AND some other events with different concept like adcc,metamoris etc........