Friday, January 6, 2017

Will they actually implement the "running away" rule?

The one and only time I've seen someone get a hansoku-make for running away during the dying seconds of a match is this match between Sven Maresch (GER) and Kim Jae-Bum (KOR) in the 2011 Moscow Grand Slam. Kim chose to run away and got a hansoku-make for it. Unbelievable.

If running away, which constitutes a refusal to fight, deserves a hansoku-make, what about dropping to your knees or doing a false attack in the dying seconds of a match? Isn't that also a refusal to fight? Does that get hansoku-make also?

1 comment:

  1. If the guy is running away, he should fight, not run. He should be penalized especially in the type of judo we see today. Dr. Kano would not approve of that type of judo.