KOREA JUJITSU BELT WRESTLING FEDERATION

International Belt Wrestling Federation Asian Belt Wrestling Federation(ABWF) OCA

About Belt Wrestling(with the help of AJJBWF site)

 

Belt Wrestling is the sport recognized in the world by UNESCO and its route starts from the Central Asian Countries and presently more then 76 countries are the member of IBWA and many others have already applied for membership.
The rules of competitions are the same as follows by the IBWA.

?. Principle of Belt Wrestling and the Methods of Holding the Competition

a. The Principle of Belt Wrestling
It is permissible to carry out sprints, backheels, underminings, dumping and active covering from the position standing in a hold with two hands for a belt of the competitor.

b. Methods of Holding Competitions
1. Competitions are being carried out by the system with leaving the place of competition by the participant after his first defeat.
2. The participants of the competition who have been defeated in the semi-final fights, take third places.
3. Competitions on belt wrestling for the wrestlers of the given weight category are being carried out within one day.

Note:In those cases when simultaneously with the official competitions on belt wrestling the competitions on one of the people?s kinds of fights take place, belt wrestling fights are being carried out at first.

The Executive Board of the AJJBWF takes separate decision on the program of the Championship or Asian Games.

??. Participants of the Competition

c. Admission of the Participants to the Competition
1. The persons of male and female sex are admitted to competitions by submission of the National Associations.
2. All legal responsibility for technical and physical preparation of the sportsmen declared for participation in the competition are being borne by the National Associations.
d. Age of Participants
1. The participants of the competition are being divided for the following age groups:
Young participants - 12-13 years;
Youth - 14-15 years;
Cadets - 16-17 years;
Juniors - 18-20 years;
Adults - 21 years and elder.

2. The age of the participants is being determined by January, 1 of the current year.

e. Weight Categories Sex Weight categories
Adults
21 years and elder M -60 -66-73- 81- 90-100 +100 kg
FM - 48 - 52 - 56 - 63 - 70- 78 + 78kg
Juniors
18-20 years M -60 -66 -73- 81- 90-100 +100kg
FM - 48 - 52- 56- 63 - 70- 78 + 78 kg
Cadets
16-17 years M - 50 - 55-60-66-73- 81- 90+ 90 kg
FM - 40 - 44- 48- 52- 56- 63- 70 + 70 kg
Youth
14-15 years M - 38 -42 - 46 - 50 - 55 -60 -66-73 +73 kg
FM - 40 - 44- 48 - 52 - 56 - 63 - 70 + 70kg
Young participants
12-13 years M - 34-42- 46 - 50 - 50- 55-60-66+ 66kg
FM - 32- 36- 40- 44- 48- 52- 56- 63+63kg

Note: The participants have the right to compete only in that weight category in which they have been declared by their National Association.

f. Weigh-in of the Participants
1. Weigh-in the participants is being carried out by the Referee team authorized by the Refereeing Commission of the IBWF. The structure of the Referee team consists of the representative of the Refereeing Commission of the IBWF, the secretaries of the competition, the Judges attached to the participants and the physician in quantity sufficient for carrying out of the weigh-in of participants during the period established by the regulations of the competition.
2. The official weigh-in of the participants is being carried out in the day previous to the date of the competition, and lasts for one hour. One hour prior to the official weigh-in the participants should be given the right of preliminary weigh-in on the scales on which the official weigh-in will be carried out.
3. Men and women are to be weighed in separate, specially equipped premises for the procedure of weigh-in. Weigh-in of the sportswomen is being carried out by the Refereeing team and other persons participating in the procedure of weigh-in of the participants, exclusively ladies.
4. For carrying out the weight-in the organizers of the competitions should provide for at least two sets of scales (for official and preliminary weigh-in) with an error of 50 g maximum.
In the course of the official weight-in the participant has the right to be weighted on the scales on which weigh-in is being carried out only once, however at the request of the participant (in the presence of the representative of a team) the Judges can admit preliminary weigh-in on the official scales (maximum once). Official weigh-in is to be fixed in the protocol.
In case of insignificant overweight the participant is authorized to take off all clothes and to be weighed repeatedly being naked. The given case will be considered as official weigh-in, but at the same time the participant has no right for adjustment of weight and should climb the scales officially.
5. The participants who have not passed the procedure of weigh-in within the time stipulated by the regulations of the competition are not admitted to the competition.
6. The results of weigh-in should be registered in the protocol.
Note: If there are a lot of the participants of the competition and they can not be weighed on one scales within one hour, weigh-in is being carried out on several scales or the participants are being divided by weight categories and weigh-in is being carried out step by step, and weigh-in of the participants of one weight category should not exceed the time stipulated for the official weigh-in.
I. Rights and Duties of the Participants
1. The participant is obliged to strictly observe the rules, regulations, the program of the competition, and also to carry out all the requirements of the Referees.
2. The participant has the right to address to the Referees only through the representative of the team, the coach or the manager.
The participant who has arrived to the competition without the representative is considered to be the captain of the team and can address to the Referees independently.
3. The participant who for any reasons can not continue the competition is obliged to inform about this fact the secretariat of the competition immediately through the representative of the team.
4. The participant is obliged to support the high level of personal hygiene:
5. ?The dress/uniform should be clean, dry and without an unpleasant smell;
6. ?Nails on hands and feet should be short-cut;
7. ?Long hair should be tied up in such a way so that not to cause discomfort to the opponent.

Note: Any participant who does not meet the requirements of §7 is being deprived off the right to participate in the competition and victory is awarded to his opponent.

J. Uniform of the Participant
1. The uniform of the participant will consist of a suit (a jacket of dark blue or green colour, the white trousers, a special belt) and special sports shoes for wrestling on soft sole. The requirements to the suit:
1. The suit should be made of a cotton fabric or a similar material and be in good condition.
2. The jacket should be of approximately such a length so that to close the hips up to the middle.
3. Sleeves of the jacket should reach approximately up to the elbow bend.
4. The trousers of white colour should be wide enough, have the maximal length up to the ankle-joint, minimal - up to the point located by 5 cm higher than it.
5. The Strong special belt of red color of the width of 6-10 cm which corresponds to the title of the sportsman is being put through the cuts and tied in double flat node at waist level so that there was an opportunity to make a hold. The length of a belt should be such that after its tying the ends of 10 - 20 cm should be left.
6. Female participants should put on a strong sports shirt under a jacket with short sleeves of white or almost white colour which is to be tuck in the trousers.

2. The following marks are admitted on the uniform of the participant:

The State Emblem on the chest from the left, the maximum size - 100 sq.?m.;
?The trademark of the manufacturer of the uniform from the front or at the bottom of a jacket and from the front at the bottom on the left trouser-leg, the maximum size - 25 sq. cm;
?Marking on the shoulder (colours of the National flag, symbolism of the club, etc.) from a collar over the shoulder along the sleeve from both sides of the jacket with a length up to 20 cm and width up to 5 cm;
?An abbreviation of the country - participant (on the back side of the jacket).

Note: Control of conformity of the uniform of the competitors to the established requirements and tying the belt is being carried out by the Referee in the presence of the participants.

If in the course of a fight the uniform of the participant becames worthless and (or) does not correspond to the present requirements, the Referee should demand from the participant its replacement for the proper one within the shortest time. The coach sitting on the chair near the edge of the carpet should have the reserve uniform for the participant.

K. Representatives of the Teams

1. Each team participating in the competition (if it is stipulated by the regulations) should have the representative who is the head of a team and the intermediary between a Refereeing Assembly and the participants being presented by the given organization.

Note: If the team has not a representative his duties are being fulfilled by the coach or the captain selected from among the participants of the given team

2. The representative is responsible for discipline of the sportsmen of the team and observance by them of all requirements to the participants of the competition.
3. The representative takes part in a draw.
4. The representative is forbidden to interfere in the orders of the Referees and the persons holding the competition.
5. In the course of the competition the representative should be in the specially allocated place.
6. The representative can not be simultaneously the Referee of the given competition.

REFEREEING COMMISSION

Structure and Powers of the Refereeing Commission

1. The direct management of holding the official competition is assigned to the group of representatives of the Refereeing Commission of the Asian JuJitsu Belt Wrestling Federation.
2. The group of representatives of the Refereeing Commission of the AJJBWF is responsible for organization and holding the competitions according to the Statute/bye laws of the AJJBWF. Its orders are obligatory for the participants, Referees and representatives.
3. The Refereeing Commission on presentation of the Organizational Committee of the competitions appoints the Refereeing Assembly of the competitions.
4. The draw is being carried out under direct supervision of the representatives of the Refereeing Commission of the AJJBWF.
5. The Refereeing Commission holds the meetings of the Refereeing Assembly before opening of the competitions, after completion of them for summing-up, as well in those cases when it is required in the course of the competitions.
6. The Refereeing Commission of the IBWF is empowered:
?To cancel the competitions if by its opening the place of holding the competitions, equipment or inventory appear to be unsuitable;
To stop holding the competitions or to arrange a temporary break in case of availability of the reasons interfering the normal holding of the competitions;
?To discharge the Referees who have made gross errors or who do not cope with the execution of the duties assigned to them;
Not to admit to the competitions the participants who by their age or sports qualification do not meet the requirements of the Rules or Regulations of the given competitions;
?To remove from the competition the participants who have committed roughness or other offence;
?To discharge the representatives who committed roughness and have entered into arguments with the Referees and the participants in the course of the competitions.

Note: The Refereeing Commission has no right to alter the stipulated conditions of holding the competitions established by the Regulations.

L. Refereeing Assembly

1. The structure of the Refereeing Assembly of the official Asian competitions comprises:
?A Refereeing Assembly serving the fights of the participants which is being formed of the Judges of the International categories certified by the AJJBWF;
?The Refereeing Assembly serving the competitions which is being approved by the Refereeing Commission of the AJJBWF and is subordinated to it.

2. The Refereeing Assembly serving the competitions consists of the Judges of not inferior to the National category on submission of the Organizing Committee holding the competitions. The Organizing Committee of the AJJBWF should make sure of their careful preliminary training.
The Refereeing Assembly serving the competitions consists of:

2.1 The Chief Judge,
2.2 Deputy Chief Judges (by one Judge more than the number of the mats),
2.3 The Chief Secretary and his assistants on separate mats,
2.4 Secretaries,
2.5 The Judges registering the Qualifications,
2.6 The Judges - timekeepers,
2.7 The Judges attached to the participants,
2.8 The Judge-informer
2.9 The physician and the nurse

Note: The Judges - timekeepers, the Judges keeping minutes, secretaries and other technical staff should be at least 21 years old, should have the experience of the Judge of the National category for at least 3 years and should know well the Rules of the competitions.

2.1. The Chief Judge supervises the activity of the Refereeing Assembly of the competitions.
2.2. Deputy Chief Judges supervise the work of the Judges, the secretary, the Judges-timekeepers and the Judges registering the rating.
2.3. The Chief Secretary keeps the minutes of the meetings of the Refereeing Assembly, protocols of the competitions, determines the order of meetings on circles, provides for competition by the judicial documentation, draws up the orders and resolutions of the Chief Judge, supervises the activity of the secretaries.
2.4. The Secretary keeps the minutes of the competitions on his carpet, writes down in a judicial note the ratings and punishments in the course of a fight which are being declared by the Judge on a mats. The Secretary should be well informed of the marks and signals which are used for conducting wrestling.
2.5. The Judge registering the Qualifications, records on an indicator board all technical actions and punishments which have been announced to the wrestlers by the Judge on a carpet. If the Judge registering the Qualifications doubts that this very wrestler has undertaken the technique, he is obliged to specify this from the Judge on a mat.
2.6. Two Judges- timekeepers take part in Judging the fight: one of them fixes the time of the fight at the electronic indicator panel, the second - on a hand stop watch. The Judge - timekeeper fixing the time of the fight starts and stops a stop watch at the commands of the Judge on the carpet and upon expiration of the time of a fight informs the Judge of this by loud beep noise.

Note: In case of absence of an electronic panel the Judge fixing the time of a fight lifts a red flag at the moment of stop of a watch by command of termination of a fight and lowers it when again switches on a watch by command to continue a fight.

2.7. The Judge attached to the participants is obliged:
?Before the beginning of the competition to check presence of the participants of the given day of the competition and conformity of their clothes to the requirements of the present rules and regulations on competitions;
?To tie a belt according to the Rules of the competitions of the AJJBWF;
?To warn the wrestlers of the order of their appearance on the carpet;
?To inform the Chief Secretary of the received refusals of the participants.

2.8. The Judge - informer announces the program and the order of holding the competitions, informs spectators of the course and the results of a fight, about composition of the next pairs and gives sports characteristics to the participants. The competitions being held simultaneously on two carpets in different rooms are being served by two informers.

Note: All official information of the competition is being disclosed only by authority of the Chief Judge or his assistants.
The competitions should be commented in the official languages approved by the AJJBWF. i.e. English.

2.9. The Physician of the competitions is a part of a Refereeing Assembly exercising his rights as the assistant of the Chief Judge on medicine and takes part in its work.
?Participates in accreditation of the delegations and checks presence of insurance certificates;
Assists in weigh-in the participants by carriying out external examination;
?Carries out medical treatment in case of traumas and diseases;
?Keeps up observance of sanitary-and-hygienic requirements at the place of holding the competitions.

Note: If the competitions are being held on two and more mats, each mat should have a physician and a nurse.

3. The Judges of the International category which have been recommended by the Refereeing Commission of the AJJBWF are included in the Refereeing Assembly which attends to the fights of the participants.
The fight is being supervised by the team of Judges, which comprises the Judge and the side Judge and the Head of the mat under supervision of the Refereeing Commission of the AJJBWF.

Note: If the fights on the mat last for more than 3 hours, each mat should be served minimum by three Judge teams.

4. The official uniform: a black suit with an emblem corresponding to a judicial category, a white shirt with a dark tie and black socks.

Note: If the competitions are being held under conditions of increased temperature, the uniform consists of a white shirt with a short sleeve, a dark tie, black trousers and black socks.

M. Location and Functions of the Judge
1. The Judge usually is located within the limits of a working area. He conducts the fight, estimates the actions of the wrestlers, supervises Judgeing. He should take care so that his decisions were correctly fixed on a information panel.
2. Before the beginning of a fight the Judge should be convinced that a court for competitions and the equipment have been put in order, and the officials have occupied their seats and are ready for carrying out competitions.
Before the beginning of the competitions the Judges and side Judges should be familiarized with a sound of a gong or other signal designating the termination of the time of a fight on the mat.
3. Declaring their opinion and making a corresponding gesture, the Judge should see at least the Side Judge or the Head of a mat in case of immediate reaction to other opinions. At the same time he should not lose the sight of the participants.

N. Location and Functions of the Side Judge and the Head of the mat
1. The Side Judges are located outside the working area (1 - 1,5 m from the edge of the working area), at the opposite side from the Head of the mat.
2. The Side Judge and the Head of the mat help to the Judge in Judging the fight. Each of the Judges should express his opinion if it differs from the opinion of the Judge during announcement of the Qualification of the technical actions or punishments by means of corresponding official gestures .
3. If the Judge assesses technical action or punishment to be higher than such Qualifications of the Side Judge and the Head of the mat, he should change the Qualification to the maximum given by two Judges. If the Judge assesses technical action or punishment to be lower than such Qualifications of the Side Judge and the Head of the mat, he should change the Qualification to the lowest given by two Judges.
4. If estimations of the Side Judge or the Head of the mat are different from those given by the Judge the Judge has the right not to change his Qualification.
5. If the opinions of the Side Judge and the Head of the mat differ from the opinion of the Judge, and he does not notice their signals, the Side Judge should stand up and continue to show his opinion by gesture.
6. If after noticeable time (several seconds) the Judge does not notice that the Side Judge has stood up, the Side Judge should approach to him and pay his attention to the opinion of the majority.
7. Any meeting of the Judge and the Judges is possible and necessary only in the event if one of them notices the things that do not see other two Judges and that can change the decision. However, the one who expresses his opinion should be sure in its correctness to avoid unnecessary discussion.
8. The Judges should take care that the Qualifications being registered on the information pane correspond to the Qualifications given by the Judge. If the Side Judge or the Head of the mat notice a mistake on the panel, they should pay the attention of the Judge to such mistake.
9. If in exclusive cases the Judge allows to the participant to leave the court for competitions for a while, the Side Judge should necessarily accompany the participant.
Note: If the sex of the participant who should replace any part of the suit outside a court for competitions does not coincide with the sex of the Side Judge, the participant should be accompanied by the Judge of the corresponding sex who has been officially appointed by the Chief Judge of the competitions.

Note: The Head of the mat, the Side Judge and the Judge can leave a court of the competition during a break or a long pause in the program.

RULES OF JUDGING

O.

Effective Area
1. The fight is being carried out within the limits of a working area. Any action being taken during the moment when one or both participants are outside a working area, is not being estimated. As the dangerous (red) area is a part of a working area, the sportsman whose feet touches a dangerous zone should be considered as being located in a working area.
2. If in the course of the sprint by flexure any part of a body of the offensive participant touches the working area, such sprint is not being estimated.
If in the course of the sprint by flexure any part of a body of the offensive participant is outside the working area, such position is considered to be ?the withdrawal in a fight?, and such sprint is not being estimated, and ?withdrawal in a fight? is not being punished (?risk is not being punished?).
Note: In this case the competitor does not receive the technical point for appearance outside the mat of the offensive sportsman.
4. At all other sprints when the wrestler throws his competitor outside the limits of a working area, and he himself stays in it for a long time enough that the result of a technical action will be obvious, this action should be taken into consideration.
5. If the offensive wrestlers while carrying out a sprint loses contact with a working area and falls down beyond the bounds of the working area, the sprint can be estimated provided that the sportsman being attacked touches the mat ahead of the offensive wrestler. In any other case the spring should not be taken into consideration .
6. While carrying out a hook from within or cutting-down under the heel, if the leg of the offensive wrestler leaves a working area and moves above a safety zone, these actions are being estimated provided that the offensive wrestler does not transfer his weight to the foot outside of the working area.
7. After the beginning of a fight the participants can not loosen a hold and leave the place of competition without permission of the Judge. The permission to leave the place of competition can be given in exclusive cases (for example, in case of necessary to replace a suit).

P. Time-limit of a Fight

1. For the Asian Championships the duration of one fight amounts to:
?For men - 5 minutes of net time,
?For women - 4 minutes of net time.
For competitions of other level (the International Tournaments, the National Championships) the duration of fights is being regulated by the Regulations on Holding Competitions.
The break between the fights for the wrestlers of both sex and age should be at least 5 minutes.

Note: The Judge should know the duration of a fight before he will appear on the mat.

2. The breaks between the signals of the Judge « Temporary Stop » and ?Continue? are not included into duration of the time of a fight.
3. The signal of termination of the time of a fight is being given for the Judge by means of a gong or other similar sound signal. While holding the competition on several mats simultaneously it is necessary that sound signals on these mats were different.

Note: The signal about termination of a fight should be loud enough to override the noise of spectators.

4. Any technical action which started simultaneously with a signal about termination of a fight should be appreciated. Any technical action which took place after the signal about termination of the time of a fight should not be estimated, even if the Judge has not managed to give a signal about termination of a fight.

Q. Beginning of a Fight
1.

The Judge and the Side Judge should occupy a starting position before the participants will appear on the mat. Before the beginning of competitions on a mat the Judge and the Side Judge stand together at the edge of the court for competitions, bow together and then take their seats. In the moment of leaving the court for competitions the Judges again gather at the edge of the mat and make a common bow. This order is being observed for each change of a official team.
2. Before the beginning of a fight the Judge should be in the center of a working area at a distance of two meters from the conventional line connecting the participants in a starting position, face being turned to the table where the members of the Refereeing Commission take seats.
3. The participants come to the edge of a court for competitions and by gesture of the Judge « On Readiness for a Fight » (reference) make a bow.
Note: The participants and Judges should carry out all bows in stand, bending in the area of waists forward at angle of 30 °, having pressed a palm of the right hand to the left side of a chest.
If the participants do not make a bow, the Judge should demand from them to make it.
4. By gesture of the Judge « Invitation of Wrestlers» (reference) they approach to the designated places (dark blue and green lines).
5. By the signal of the Judge ?Contact? (reference) the participants should approach to each other and, having exchanged hand shake, take the position « Breast to Breast » (right foot ahead) and to carry out a hold of a belt. Before the signal of the Judge about the beginning of a fight while making choice of a hold the participants are not permitted to move a skid foot or to kneel.
6. Before giving a signal about the beginning of a fight the Judge should be convinced in correctness of holdes of both participants.
7. The fight always begins in position of mutual hold by belt by whistle of the Judge. Only the members of the Refereeing Commission can interrupt the fight.

Signal « Stop of a Fight »

1. The Judge stops a fight and allows to the wrestlers to loosen a hold using a signal of a whistle « Stop of a Fight », in the following cases:
1) One or both wrestlers after carrying out technical action appear in lieing position*
2) One or both wrestlers walk outside the limits of the working area (reference),
3) One or both wrestlers execute forbidden actions (reference),
4) One or both wrestlers receive traumas or fall ill,
5) It is necessary to put in order the uniforms of one or both wrestlers,
6) In any other case when the Judge will consider it to be necessary,
7) If the Judge and the Side Judges want to consult with each other,
8) If the members of the Refereeing Commission wish to consult a team of Judges.
* The Lying position means when the wrestler touches the mat with a hip or a body.
2. The Judge can announce «Stop of a Fight » if the participant is injured or unhealthy, and can ask the accredited physician to appear on the carpet and quickly examine the participant.
3. The Judge can announce « Stop of a Fight » if the injured participant informs the Judge that he needs the medical examination which should be executed as soon as possible.
Note: (To discuss a signal with which the sportsman can attract the attention of the Judge).
4. The Judge can announce «Stop of a Fight » if the Refereeing Commission by request of the accredited phycisian of the team allows to the latter to examine quickly the injured participant.
5. Giving a command « Stop of a Fight » the Judge should see the participants in case if they do not hear a command and continue a fight.
6. After a command of the Judge « Stop of a Fight » the participants should loosen a hold, take initial positions and, if it is offered, put the uniform in order. The participant can take other positions only after receiving a medical aid.
Note: The injured sportsman exposes before himself a direct hand with a palm open towards the Judge.
R. Termination of a Fight
1. The Judge gives a signal « Termination of a Fight » and closes the fight:
1) If one participant receives the Qualification ? Pure Victory ? or the first takes a score equal to a difference in 6 points,
2) In case of absence of the sportsman or refusal from a fight,
3) In case of disqualification,
4) If one of the participants can not continue a fight because of a trauma,
5) If the time of a fight is over.

Note: After a signal « Termination of a Fight » the Judge should hold the wrestlers within fielsd of view for the case if they do not hear a command and continue a fight.

2. After a signal of the Judge « Termination of a Fight » the participants should come back to the initial positions designated by dark blue and green lines. If necessary the Judge should demand from the participants to put their uniforms in order before he announces the result.
3. After the announcement of the result of the fight by the Judge the participants should shake hands with each other and leave the mat.

S. Result and Qualification of a Fight

1. The result of a fight can be a victory or defeat of one of the wrestlers.
2. The victory can be: pure (equivalent pure), by a score, as a result of disqualification of the opponent.
3. The participant who has received an Qualification « Pure Victory » (or equivalent to it) is announced to be the winner. In other cases the winner is being defined on the basis of greater amount of received points.

Note: The situation when one of the wrestlers wins 6 points is considered to be the victory equivalent to pure victory.

4. In case of equality of Qualifications or lack of Qualifications upon expiry of the time of a fight the Judge continues the fight up to the first Qualification but not for more than the stipulated time of a fight. If the winner is not determined also in an additional fight, the sportsmen are proposed a fight in a short hold up to the first Qualification.
5. The result of the fight announced by the Judge can not be cancelled or changed after the judges have left the mat.
6. If the Judge wrongly specifies the winner, the Judges of the team should demand that he changes this decision before they leave a court for competitions.
7. If the erroneous decision in definition of the winner is not being changed, on demand of the representative (coach ) of the team the Refereeing Commission can accept the protest and suggest to the Judge and Judges to take the final decision on the result of video viewing of a fight.
8. All decisions accepted by the Head of the mat, the Judge and the Side Judge according to the rule ? the majority of three ?, are final and can not be changed.

T. Estimation of Technical Actions

1. An estimation «Pre-term Victory »
1) The Judge announces ? Pre-term Victory ? if, in his opinion, the executed technical action corresponds to the following criteria: one of the participants, carrying out control with two hands for a belt, and not touching « the third point of his body » * throws the opponent on the larger part of a back.
2) If one of the wrestlers receives the third punishment or is disqualified for rough infringement of the rules, his opponent gains «Pre-term Victory ».

Note: If both wrestlers fall down on the mat as a result of simultaneous attack, and the three of Judges can not define whose technics was prevailing, this action is not subject to Qualification.

If the wrestler being attacked falls down in position of a ?bridge? (back of the head and two feet), wishing to avoid one of the criteria of Qualification ? the Pre-term Victory ?, the Judge all the same should estimate this technical action, equating such situation to falling on the most part of a back

2. Qualification « Anticipatory Victory by a Score »
If one wrestler in the course of a fight takes the sum of 6 points , the Judge awards to him « the Pre-term Victory by a Score ».

3. Qualification « Two Points »
1) The Judge announces the Qualification « Two Points » ? if, in his opinion, the executed technical action meets the following criteria:
?) One of the participants while carrying out control with two hands for a belt, throws the opponent on buttocks, abdomen, flank or a hip.
?) One of the participants, while carrying out control with two hands for a belt, throws the opponent to the larger part of a back touching « the third point of his body » *.

U. Forbidden Actions and Punishments

1. All infringements are appreciated by criterion of their gravity and are divided for insignificant and serious.
2. For insignificant infringement the punishment ?Reproof? is being announced to the sportsman, and one point is awarded to his contender. For gross infringement the punishment ?Disqualification? is being announced to the sportsman, and his contender gains a pre-term victory.
3. The Judge should explain by means of a simple gesture the reason of any punishment announced by him (reference).
4. Punishment can be announced also after a command « Termination of a Fight » for the infringement which has been accomplished in the course of a fight or, in exclusive cases, for gross infringements accomplished after a signal about termination of a fight before announcement of the result.
5. The following actions apply to insignificant infringements:
?Deliberately to prevent to the opponent to take hold (?Passive?).
?To try to take hold for a belt by kneeling (?Knees?).
?To take an exclusively defense stand for more than 10 seconds (?Passive?, ?Bhold?).
?Failure to conduct a fight, i.e. lack of offensive actions within 25 seconds (?Passive?).

Note: The terms designating the corresponding gestures of the Judge are specified in brackets. The wrestler or both wrestlers who have received the third reproof are disqualified from the fight.

6. Actions which apply to gross infringements:
?To try to throw the contender by twisting his leg.
not to obey the instructions of the Judge.
?To make unnecessary shouts, remarks or gestures in the course of a fight or upon its termination which are abusive for the opponent or Judges.
?To have (to carry) firm or metal subjects (obviously or secretly).
?All displays of unsportsmanlike behavior.

7. ?Disqualification? also is being awarded to the sportsman who, having two punishments ?Reproof?, has committed an infringement of any gravity.
8. Before to announce ?Disqualification?, the Judge should consult with the Judges and to make a decision on the grounds of the rule ? the majority of three ?.
9. When both participants break the rules simultaneously, each of them should be punished according to a degree of infringement. If both participants had two awards ?Reproof? and each of them should be again punished, both of them are being awarded ?Disqualification?.

Note: In this case of the Judges can pass the final decision on the grounds of § 26 (the Situations which have not been Stipulated by the Present Rules).

10. Judges and Judges have the right to punish any competitor based on the situation and being guided by the purposes and the supreme interests of sports.

V. Non-attendance and Renunciation of a Fight
1.The Pre-term Victory» as a result of non-attendance of the contender is being awarded to the participant whose opponent did not appear for a fight.
2. The participant who did not appear at the court for competitions after three calls with an interval of 1 minute loses the right for a fight.
3. Before to announce ?The Pre-term Victory» as a result of absence of the opponent, the Judge should receive consent of the Refereeing Commission for this.
4.The Pre-term Victory» as a result of refusal of the opponent from a fight is being awarded to the participant whose opponent refuses from the fight for any reason.

W. Medical Aid

1. The decision on the result of a fight which one of the sportsmen is unable to continue because of the trauma received in the course of a fight (illness or accident) should be awarded by the Judge after consultation with the Judges as per the following points:
? If the trauma takes place because of the fault of the injured participant, the victory is being awarded to the contender.
? If the trauma takes place because of the fault of the contender, the victory is being awarded to the injured participant.
? If the participant falls ill in the course of a fight and is not capable to continue a fight, he loses the fight.
? If both participants are injured and it is impossible to define the guilty participant, the participant who can continue a fight wins.

2. Treatment of the injured sportsman on the mat in the course of a fight is not permitted. Only examination by the accredited physician for taking medical report of the state of health of the sportsman and his ability to continue a fight is possible.

Exceptions:
?) In a case of a nosebleed, the physician has the right to stop bleeding by means of a dry wadded tampon, but not more than 2 times in the course of one fight.
b) In case of dissection application of a wound textile is permitted, but not more than 2 times in the course of one fight.
c) It is possible to render medical aid at injuries in groin.

3. The Judge should take care so that quantity of stops of a fight for medical examination of each of the participants be registered. The Judge who register the estimations should mark on a panel each medical examination fixed by the Judge.

4. If the accredited physician of a team after examination of the injured participant notifies the Judges that the sportsman can not continue a fight, after consultation with the Judges, the Judge interrupt the fight and announces the result according to item 1.

5. If the trauma of the participant has serious character and demands treatment the Judge terminates the fight and after consultation with the Judges announces the result of a fight according to item 1.

6. If in the course of a fight the participant loses contact lenses and can not put them on a place immediately he should inform the Judge that he can not continue a fight without them. In this case the Judge should award « The Pre-term Victory » after consultation with the rerferees to the opponent as a result of refusal of this participant from a fight.
7. If after a trauma of one or both participants the Judge and the Judges consider that the fight should not proceed, the Judge should call the accredited physician on the mat for examination and, on the grounds of his diagnostic decision to take the decision on continuation of a fight or to announce the result of a fight according to item 1.

Note: Only one physician for each participant is usually admitted on a mat. If the physician needs the help of the assistant he informs the Judge of it.

8. If the accredited physician of a team notices serious health hazard for his sportsman, he has the right to approach to edge of the mat and to ask the Judges to stop the fight immediately. The Judges should take all necessary measures to help the physician. Such intervention will mean loss of a fight, therefore such decision should be taken only in exclusive cases.

9. In the Championships of the AJJBWF the official physician of a team should have medical education and be accredited. In the course of competitions the physician of a team takes a specially allocated for him seat. The National Federations bear responsibility for the actions of the accredited physician of their teams. Physicians should be informed of amendments and interpretations of the rules.
The meeting being held by the Director of the Refereeing Commission of the AJJBWF before the beginning of each Championship should be organized also for the physicians of the teams.

X. Protests
Protests are not being registered in the competitions on belt wrestling; the decision of the Judges conducting a fight is considered to be final.

Note: In exclusive cases if the result of a fight is obvious, but the team of Judges conducting a fight has defined the winner incorrectly, the Refereeing Commission has the right to suggest to the team of Judges to see a video recording of a fight and to take the final decision.

Y. Situations which have not been stipulated by the Present Rules
If the situations which have not been stipulated by the present rules take place, the decision is being taken by the three of Judges after consultation with the representatives of a Refereeing Commission of the AJJBWF.

EQUIPMENT AND INVENTORY

Z. An Arena for Competitions

1. An area for competitions ? a plane horizontal surface on which the special mat of maximal sizes of 13 x 13 m is being placed. It represents floor-mats of polymeric materials, covered with a lid with marking the zones of a fight. The mats are being stacked without gaps and should have necessary elasticity for ensuring safety of the sportsmen in the course of a fight. The lid should not be slippery and rough.
2. The working area and a safety area are marked on the mat. The working area represents a circle with diameter from 6 to 9 m and is being placed in the center of a arena for competitions. The strip dividing these two areas is called a dangerous area and is a part of a working area. The dangerous area has a contrast colour, its width is approximately equal to 1m. The area behind a dangerous area is called a safety area, its width should be at least 1,5 m.
3. Dark blue and green tapes with a size of approximately 50 × 10 sm serve for designation of the places where the participants should begin and terminate the fight. The tapes are being pasted in parallel to the side lines of a court for competitions in the central part of a working area at a distance of 4 m from each other. The dark blue tape should be to the right of the Judge, green - at the left.
4. If two or more carpets are places on a court for competitions , the width of the general safety area between them should be at least 3 m.
5. Around the arena for competitions there should be a free zone of at least 2 m. Seats for spectators should be equipped not less than in three meters from a court for competitions.

A1. Equipment

1. An information panel

For each working area two information panels of the size approximately 2 ×1 m should be given. They are located outside a working area so that they were easily seen by the Judges, the members of the Refereeing Commission, the spectators and the officials. One hand indicator panel should always be in reserve.

2. Stop-watch
For control of the time of a fight it is necessary to have two stop-watch, one of which in reserve. In case of application of an electronic indicator panel with the timer the hand (table) stop-watch should be used for control. Stop-watch should be convenient in operation, it is necessary to check their accuracy before the beginning and in the course of the competitions.
Note: It is desirable to apply a watchdog stop-watch and a hand indicator panel together with the electronic equipment in case of failure of an electronic system.
3. Signal of Termination of the Time of a Fight

For notice of the Judge of termination of the time of a fight the gong or other similar sound signal should be used. At simultaneous carrying out competitions on two and more mats sound signals of termination of a fight should differ.

4. A Red Flag of Time Control

It is used in case of failure of the electronic indicator panel.

5.Chairs of Side Judges
The light chair should be located in a safety area in the place opposite from the Head of a carpet, but so that the field of view of the information panel is being made difficult to the Judge, the Refereeing Commission and the Secretary.

APPENDIX

Gestures and Signals of the Judge
1. The Pre-term Victory » - to lift a hand highly above the head with a palm forward.
2. Two Points » - to lift a hand compressed in a fist aside - upwards, at an angle of at least 90 degrees. A thumb and forefinger of the lifted hand are straightened.
3. To stop, not to loosen a hold - to touch both wrestlers with palms.
4. To continue a fight ? to touch both wrestlers with slight push with palms.
6. CANCELLATION of the ERRONEOUS QUALIFICATION ? to show erroneous gesture with one hand, and to wave two-three times to the left and to the right with other hand,having lifted it above the head.
7. MEDICAL AID ? to show to the participant with both hands, palms upwards.
8. ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUNISHMENT ?REPROOF?
?To touch the wrestler (or both) who receives a punichment with palm (palms) and to lift a hand compressed in a fist, aside - upwards, at an angle of at least 90 degrees with the extended thumb or with a thumb and a forefinger of a hand depending on the sequence of punishment..

7. Grip is not being estimated ? to execute several times cross movements with the hands down, palms turned towards yourself.

8. About Radiness of the Wrestlers » - to stretch arm, palm outwards, in direction of a wrestler.

9. Invitation of the Wrestlers» - to stretch a hand, palm outwards, in direction of a wrestler, to invite the wrestlers to the carpet by movement of the arm from the wrestler aside to the place of the beginning of a fight (the line of dark blue or green color).

10. ?Contact? - to move hands apart in direction of the wrestlers at chest level with palms outwards, then to bend in elbows and to cross ?in hold?.

11. For a signal « TO BEGIN THE FIGHT », « SHORT-TERM STOP OF THE FIGHT » and
  TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT » the signal of a whistle is being applied ? an acute short.

12. For a signal « TERMINATION OF THE FIGHT » a signal of a whistle is being applied ? an acute long-term signal.

13. PUNISHMENT « DELIBERATE INFRINGEMENT OF A HOLD » - to take the position ?Contact?, Art. 8.14, to release a hold and with a finger of one hand to show in direction of the wrestler who has loosen a hold.

Note:
If it is not perfectly clear who executed an action, the Judge can point in direction of a dark blue or green marks (the initial position of the sportsman who has received an Qualification or punichment) after official gesture.
To show correctly the gestures « Two Points » or ?Net Sprint» it is necessary to start movement of a hand from a chest.
?In the course of execution of gestures ? Two Points?, the Judge should take such position that the qualification will be clearly visible to the side Judges. However in this case both participants should be in his field of vision.
?In case of the announcement of punishment to both participants the Judge announces in turn (to lift a hand compressed in a fist, aside - upwards, at an angle of 45 degrees, in direction of the punishable participant).
In case of erroneous gesture it is necessary to make as soon as possible the gesture of cancellation of the decision, and then to show a correct qualification.
?All gestures should be shown from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.
?During announcement of the winner the Referee invites the wrestlers to the center of the matt, stands between the wrestlers, takes both wrestlers by wrists, in position of the hands down, and lifts the hand of the winner.

A2. GESTURES OF THE SIDE JUDGE

1. To show that the participant is within the limits of the ? working area?, the Side Judge should lift the hand upwards and lower it to shoulder level with the thumb upwards along the border of the working area and in this position to hold it for some time.
2. To show that one of the participants is outside a working area, the Side Judge should lift a hand on shoulder level with a thumb upwards and wave from right to the left or vice versa for some time.
3. To show that Qualification /punishment or the opinion announced by the Referee according to the article, in his opinion, is not correct, the Side Judge should lift the hand above the head and wave it from left to the right for two - three times.
To show his opinion, the Side Judge should use the gestures of the article.

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