Monday, April 20, 2015

Pulling down the head without attacking is Shido

In the past, one of the ways you can cause your opponent to get a penalty is to pull down his head and make him passive. The French, in particular, were excellent at this.

These days, however, if you simply pull down your opponent's head without attacking, you will get the penalty, as can see in this clip below.

Blue is pulling down White's head. But Blue is not attacking. Only pulling down the head. He should get a Shido, according to most of the referees and the IJF Referee's Commission.


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