The mat should be a minimum of 5m x 5m, plus a safety mat surround of approx. 1m. wide.
Any Judges Chairs, Officials Tables should be placed a safe distance from the mat area, to ensure the safety of the competitors & officials alike.
All players should wear a standard Ju-Jitsu Gi of their association (normally white). Uniforms should have a Governing Body badge and Association badge sewn on. The uniforms should comply with the following;
The players shall keep their nails cut short and shall not wear any metallic articles. Long hair should be securely tied back. Any player, whose hair, in the opinion of the Referee is so long as to risk causing problems in the contest, will not be allowed to compete.
Random Attacks Caller
DUTIES OF A DRESSER
The dresser forms a very important part in the smooth running of a competition.
There are only two coloured belts used during competitions (Red & White). It is the responsibility of the dresser to ensure that each person has been given the correctly coloured belt and that the belts are properly tied before the competition begins.
DUTIES OF THE TIMEKEEPER
The timer is responsible for the start and finish of each competition bout. In the case of the Pairs Demonstration the competition is limited to two minutes per pair’s demo. Should the pair still be demonstrating, the Timekeeper will shout time! Or use a whistle/bell/buzzer or similar audible signal to indicate that their time is up.
In the case of sparring and groundfighting events the Timekeeper as well as calling time at the end of each round, is also responsible for timing the break in between the bouts. The timekeeper must also keep note of any injury times and adjust the bouts accordingly.
It is important that the timekeeper confirms fight times at each competition as these may vary according to whether the bouts are for juniors/seniors/pre-fights or finals. No timekeeper is required for Random Attacks.
RANDOM ATTACKS CALLER
The responsibility of the caller for Random Attacks is to give each attacker an Attack. The caller will be issued with a book of Attacks and they must ensure that only the attacks appertaining to the belt section to be used.
The caller must be careful to not use any actions or words whilst giving these attacks, that may be seen or overheard by the competing defenders. The caller gives out one attack per time.
The normal amount of attacks per bout is three or five. Although it is possible that the referee or judges may on some occasions require an extra attack.
DUTIES OF THE SCRIBE
At the outset of the competition the Scribe will be issued with the competition sheets. It is the duty of the Scribe to inform the dresser of the competition running order, to ensure that the dresser has the correct persons ready to compete.
The Scribe must make sure that the dresser has the names in good time to be able to prepare the players. The Scribe should always give the first name for Red Belt and the second name for White Belt in each and every bout. Thus ensuring ease in placing the correct winner forward to the next round.
The Scribes may use their discretion to change the order of the bouts when it becomes necessary.
DUTIES OF THE JUDGES
The duties of the Judges is to observe the contest and score each contestant as required by the Senior Official and make a decision as to the winner when asked to do so by the Referee. Before the referee asks for a decision he/she will ask the Judges to look to the ground, they should then cast their eyes to the ground so as not to see the scores of any other Judges. Should a Judge wish to bring a point to the Referee’s attention then the Judge should raise their hand in the air until the Referee stops the contest to inquire the reason. If the Referee considers the point worth of bringing to the attention of the other Judges, he/she will call a conference. If, after the conference has been called, three out of the four, or two out of three, officials agree then a penalty should be awarded.
DUTIES OF A REFEREE
The referee will stay generally within the contest area, and has sole responsibility for the safety and welfare of the contestants. When a Referee has two inexperienced Judges with them, they may elect to allow them to referee alternatively, so that they can gain experience and enable him/her to keep a check on their performance. It is the Referee’s responsibility to take control of the competition and they will have the final decision.
MEDICAL & INSURANCE SUPPORT
Before any competition takes place adequate medical support must be sought, this should be from a national recognized fist aid body or Doctor. Those organizing any competition should seek advice from our insurers as to the level of insurance cover necessary for the competition. In most cases the level carried by club instructors is adequate, but this must be confirmed.