19 March 2023


EJU Refereeing & Coaching Seminar 2023


A total of 160 referees, coaches and coach commissioners from five different continents gathered in Coimbra, Portugal on March 18th -19th to participate in the EJU Refereeing & Coaching Seminar. This is the second year that the EJU in cooperation with the International Judo Federation delivered this seminar as an education tool for all federations.

Over the course of two days, 223 video clips were analyzed focusing on different scenarios. The topics that were discussed on the first day included, diving situations, head defense and bridging, breaking grips, pushing out vs. stepping out, hansoku make or not, kaeshi-Waza, false Attack, illegal joint locks, bear hug, Kansetsu from tachi-waza, osae-komi or not, ne-waza to tachi- waza, and waza-ari or Ippon. On the second day, topics such as score or no score were discussed as well as Mate situations.

Both sessions of the seminar, participants had the opportunity to express their opinions, ask questions with demonstrations and feedback from the referee commission panel. This weekend demonstrates the importance and positive impact on communication and education for all levels of judo.

All 223 Video Clips are Available on Google Drive:

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Author: Hannah Martin