Rumours about new 2017 rules

Discussion in 'Judo' started by holyheadjch, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    Some interesting rumours surfaced yesterday about possible new rules in 2017.

    The full story is here http://www.judoinside.com/news/1806/New_rule_rumours_yuko_disappears_4_wazari_for_the_victory

    , but in brief the big rumours are:

    • Yukos are gone and will now be counted as Wazaris
    • You now need 4 Wazaris for Ippon
    • A no scoring contest cannot be decided by shido (at last)
    • First incidental leg touch will only be penalised as a shido (removing all those nasty controversial DQs)

    What are people's thoughts? I quite like them.
     
  2. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  3. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    Excellent! I do love a good 2-on-1 grip.
     
  4. Langenschwert

    Langenschwert Molon Labe

    Not a big fan of fingers in the sleeve. Of course, one can choose not to use that grip. I like the same sided grip though.
     
  5. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    Yeah, i think it's a pragmatic rule change. You don't get additional control from that grip, and it's a risk that the player can choose to take. I also think this rule was not officiated with a huge amount of consistency - same as pistol grips, so I'm glad it is gone.
     
  6. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    The broken fingers that result should be its own punishment!
     
  7. Langenschwert

    Langenschwert Molon Labe

    Indeed. Looking forward to playing around with pistol grips again.
     

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