New Judo Rules Seminar for referees and coaches from 9 ASEAN countries held in Tokyo
The Japan Sport Council *1 (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. *2.
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.
1. Japan Sport Council The Japan Sport Council is an Incorporated Administrative Agency acting as the central organisation for promoting sport in Japan.
2. Sport for Tomorrow Programme The Sport for Tomorrow programme is one of the commitments of the Government of Japan to leverage the power of sport and further promote the Olympic and Paralympic movements to create a brighter future for people throughout the world. The programme aims to implement a variety of sporting events and activities that will engage over ten million people in over 100 countries spanning a seven-year period, culminating in 2020. This will enable Japan to achieve its objectives of providing assistance to developing countries, training future sports leaders at new international sports academies, and protecting both athletes and the integrity of sport by promoting global anti-doping initiatives.