Monday, February 16, 2015

Bridge or No Bridge - Version 1

In this example, the blue player is clearly trying to avoid conceding a score by spinning out of the throw. If you watch the slow-motion replay, you'll see that his back never actually touches the mat. The referee gave a waza-ari. But should it be no score since his back never hit the mat? Or should it be ippon because of his bridging action? Find out what the IJF referee commission concluded.



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