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  • Presentation of the Order of the Rising, Gold and Silver Rays by His Excellency Teruhiko Shinada Ambassador of Japan to Barbados, to Professor Hoskins Caddle, President of Barbados Judo Association
  • Presentation to Professor Hoskins Caddle of the Jigoro Kano Gold Porcelain statute by Vlad Marinsecu, representative of Mr. Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation
  • The Warm Up before the 19th Barbados International Tournament
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BARBADOS doing the double at the 19th Barbados International Judo Tournament & 3rd Carifta Championships

Barbados Judo Association hosted their MMX19 International Judo Championship and the 3rd Carifta Championship on Saturday December 7th, 2019 at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium. The tournaments theme for this year was “LIVE IT! LOVE IT! JUDO”. The competitors contested keenly displaying a variety of techniques and skills. Both senior and junior Judokas demonstrated a passion and deep fighting spirit. The medal standing at the conclusion, Barbados was holding the first place trophy; sixteen golds, sixteen silvers and 16 bronzes. In second place was Martinique, with three golds and four silvers and two bronze, third place went to Curacao with one gold. The Ippon trophies were awarded to Ryoko Murray (Barbados) and Mariana Lascurain (Barbados).

Amongst the invited guest and patrons was His Excellency Teruhiko Shinada AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN, Mr. Vlad Marinsecu, representative of the International Judo Federation, Mrs. Sandra Osborne President of the Barbados Olympic Association and Mr. Cameron Burke Assistant General Secretary Barbados Olympic Association and chairman BIIG Games Organizing Committee.

During the opening ceremony His Excellency Teruhiko Shinada AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN TO BARBADOS presented the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays to the President of the Barbados Judo Association Professor Hoskins Caddle. Professor Caddle was also presented with an award from the International Judo Federation, a Herend Porcelain Statue of Jigoro Kano (Founder of Judo) for his contribution to the development of judo in Barbados, by Mr. Vlad Marinsecu.

Following the championships on Saturday, a Caribbean Judo Confederation Training Camp was held on Sunday 8th December. This camp was conducted by Professor Ian Weithers (Barbados). The Barbados Judo Association would like to thank all who assisted in making the event a success.


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From the desk of the Refereeing Director

Article 1

Winning a Judo match.
bar weithers keithA Judo match can be won in 4 ways.

  • By throwing your opponent for a score.
  • By pinning your opponent.
  • By submission from either a strangle or armlock.
  • By the disqualification of your opponent.

The first method will be discussed in this feature, the others will be covered in subsequent articles.
A win from a throw can be achieved by your opponent landing largely on their back (Ippon) or partially on their back (Wazari).
IJF rules state that to be evaluated for Ippon the opponent must be thrown with control largely on their back.
This occurs when greater that 50% of the back or in general terms most of the back patch is in contact with the mat at time of impact, all other landings including those on the side or less than 50%of the back should be scored as Wazari.

N.B two Wazari’s are equal to an Ippon.
In should be noted that there is no score assigned for landings on the stomach.

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