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I. Generalities

Section 1 Area of application

a. These rules apply to the referees in the area of the international association, the continental unions and international championships, the education and further education of international referees and the use at competitions and tournaments as well as for the organization.

b. The nations are free concerning the regulation of their national referees.

Section 2 International Referee Group (IRG) and International Referee Committee (IRC)

a. The International Referee Group (IRG) is the total of all JJIF-Referees. It is a technical organisation of the JJIF of which it is an integral part.

b. The IRG is coordinated by the International Referee Committee (IRC), which is

composed of: Director, Vice-Director, Secretary and two other members. They

are required to be World Referees. They are designated by majority by the

Technical Representatives of the Member Countries among themselves every

two years to the Board of Directors of JJIF, which has the final decision

regarding their appointment.

Section 3 Continental Referee Groups (CRG) and Continental Referee

Committees (CRC)

a. The board of directors of a continental union with the agreement of the board of

directors of JJIF can decide to have a continental referee group in its continental

union.

b. A Continental Referee Group is responsible for the continental referees of a

union, in the same manner as the international referee group (IRG) is

responsible worldwide. If a union does not have a continental referee group, the

International Referee Group and the International Referee Committee are

responsible.

c. The Continental Referee Committee is composed of: Director, Vice-Director,

Secretary and two other members. They have to be at least World B referees.

They are designated by majority by the Technical Representatives of the

Member Countries among themselves every two years to the Board of Directors

of the continental union, which has the final decision regarding their

appointment.

Section 4 Referee Committee tasks

a. The Referee Committee is responsible for educating new referees on its level

and to organise refresher courses. It has to evaluate all proposals and

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suggestions coming from technical member delegates, in relation to referee

matters.

b. The International Referee Committee together with the Continental Referee

Committee are responsible for the preparation of all teaching, tutorial and

promotional material needed for a proper evolution and presentation of referee

duties and activities to the new and existing Member Countries.

c. The Referee Committee educates the referees (Continental Referee Committee

the Continental Referees, International Referee Committee the World Referees

and the Continental Referees where there is no Continental Referee

Committee). All of them can give instruction in Fighting and Duo System. The

Referee Committee writes the examination text and is responsible for the

registration of new referee licenses and for the issuing of referee diplomas, ties

and badges.

d. The Referee Committee compiles a historical data base for every referee. It

contains full address, country represented, licence, dates of examinations and

results, behaviour, participation in referee courses and competitions, with

evaluation score received. This in order to give the referee a judgement-capacity

recognition (reward) or, when appropriate, penalty, suspension or a revoked

license. A Continental Referee Committee is obliged to give these data to the

International Referee Committee.

e. Before a World Championship or World Games the Director of the International

Referee Committee will send out a list of potential referees. This list will be sent

to each country. Referees who are not on the list cannot referee at World

Championships or World Games. The director Continental Referee Committee

will do exactly the same thing for the continental championships.

f. The Referee Committee designates at each official Championship a number of

"evaluators"; they will fill out an "evaluation form" in real time during the matches.

The data will be evaluated after the Championship to feed the database.

g. The Referee Committees are responsible for the correct preparation of material

needed around the competition area (score boards, red and blue belts, red and

blue half-sleeves, etc.), which make the activity of referees clear to the public

during official competitions on their level.

h. The Director of the Referee Committee is, on his respective level (JJIF or

continental union), responsible for the Referee Committee’s behaviour, for the

correct rotation of referees during official championships and has control of the

application of Referee Rules and Competition Rules during competitions. He

reports to the Board the situation of referees and future plans. He represents the

Referee Committee in question in any controversial matter.

i. The Secretary of the Referee Committee has the responsibility of writing the

minutes of the Referee Committee meetings and of keeping the Referee

historical database updated. He must preserve all the meeting register books,

referee registrations and other important documents. In particular he must file

the “observation reports” compiled by the responsible referee, which contain

remarks on the behaviour of individual referees at a specific official competitions

(see Section 10, paragraph b).

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II. Formation

Section 5 Referee categories and levels

a. A referee’s certification level determines the type and level of competition that a

referee may officiate.

b. Within each country, each nation determines their levels and respective criteria,

and regulates certification through evaluations and examinations. The highest

level is “National Referee”.

c. At the international level there are two levels of certification with each two steps

(in decreasing order):

1. Continental B License: The candidate must have a minimum of 21 years of

age and 1st Dan in Ju-jitsu. He must have been a referee, in his own nation,

in Fighting System and Duo System for at least 1 year and must have

refereed at least 1 Fighting System and 1 Duo System Competition. The

candidate must have a good knowledge of English.

2. The A License will be obtained after having been a referee in three

international and official events of the continental union with more than

three countries, states (USA, Mexico) or provinces (Canada), with positive

observation reports and stamps in the license and within a maximum of two

years time.

3. World B License: The candidate must be at least 2nd Dan in Ju-jitsu. He

must have been a Continental A referee for at least 2 years and have

refereed as such in at least 2 Continental Competitions in Fighting System

and Duo System, with positive observation reports and stamps in the

license. The candidate needs also a recommendation of his continental

Referee Committee.

4. World A License: The candidate must have been a World B referee for at

least 2 years and have refereed as such in at least 2 International

Competitions of each System, with positive observation reports and stamps

in the license. The International Referee Committee has the right to

demand more competitions if needed.

d. The control of the world referee license is under the jurisdiction of the

International Referee Committee, also the continental referee license if there is

no continental union. If there is a continental union, its Continental Referee

Committee has the control on jurisdiction of these continental referees.

Section 6 Education of the referees

a. The referee committee is responsible for educating the referees in the Fighting

and Duo Systems.

b. The JJIF and each continental union will hold every year at least 2 referee

courses for all levels with examinations after each course if possible, at least

once a year.

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c. A JJIF member nation may require a referee course organised under the coordination

of a JJIF / CRC instructor, designated by the director of the IRC /

CRC.

d. The referee courses must consist of at least 3 hours of theory and 3 hours of

practical lessons for each system (Fighting and Duo) for a minimum of 12 hours

total. Where possible, such courses will be held at camps, tournaments or

special courses called by JJIF (for world referees) or the continental union (for

continental referees).

e. A JJIF member nation may require a referee course organised under the coordination

of a referee instructor of the JJIF or a continental union, designated by

the Director of the IRC / CRC.

Section 7 Examinations

a. The candidate must be presented by his national federation and approved by

JJIF (for world referees) or the continental union of his country (for continental

referees; if there is no continental union by JJIF) before the referee course

begins (preferably at least 21 days in advance). The presentation is obligatory

and must be signed by the President of the national federation or by his

delegate. The presentation must include: name, address, birth date, Dan grade,

telephone or fax number, copy of the national license and referee curriculum

(number of competitions the candidate has refereed at in Fighting and Duo

System in his own nation). The presentation must be sent to the Secretary of the

referee committee and to JJIF Vice-President for technical matters.

b. The examinations must be held by the Director of the referee committee, or by

one of him out appointed member, at least one more committee member and

one other expert. This additional expert has consultative vote and is selected

from a list proposed by the Technical Committee of the JJIF or of the continental

union and approved by the Board of the JJIF or the continental union. When

there is an examination for continental license there must be a member of the

international referee committee in the test commission.

c. The theoretical test shall consist of at least 40 questions (20 for each System),

whereas a minimum of 90% for world referees, 80% for continental referees

must be answered correctly to pass the test.

d. If the theoretical test is passed, candidates may proceed with the practical test.

In such a test each member of the examination commission will give candidates

a judgement of 1 to 10 points. To pass the practical test candidates must obtain

at least 90% for world referees and 80% for continental referees.

e. The practical test has to be on an international tournament or championship

witch is accepted by JJIF or JJEU.

f. The examiners are required to make a formal report to the referee committee on

the referee course and the examinations.

g. The fees for the referee course and examination have to be paid to the JJIF or

the continental union before the course begins, as indicated in the official

announcements issued by the General Secretary of JJIF or the continental

union.

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Section 8 Validity of license and compatibility

a. The continental license is valid for 3 years and can be renewed if the referee has

participated in a new referee course or a refreshment course on a competition of

the continental union and has refereed at least 2 competitions of the continental

union in this period, with positive observation reports and stamps.

b. The world license is valid for 3 years and can be renewed only if the referee has

participated in a new referee course or a refreshment course on a JJIFCompetition

and has refereed at least 2 JJIF-competitions (also World

Championships and World Games) in this period, with positive observation

reports and stamps.

c. If the referees meet the mentioned requirements, their license will be renewed

for 3 more years.

d. A referee who does not meet the above mentioned requirements cannot judge

any competition. In order to obtain the license again he must pass the required

theoretical and practical tests. If he does not participate to the course and/or do

not pass the tests, at the end of the 3 year period he will be automatically

declassified to the lower class (from world A to world B, from world B to

continental A, from continental A to continental B, and from continental B to

national).

e. The referee position is incompatible with that of team coach or competitor.

f. The position of national delegate or member of JJIF-Board or union boards is not

compatible with the qualification of referee. Therefore, referees elected to these

positions will be temporarily suspended as referees.

Section 9 The international Referee passport

a. The international referee passport is the official JJIF documents that prove the

participation of the owner as a referee in a specific international sport event

specified in their respective JJIF or Union calendars.

b. The passports, when given, will be signed and stamped by the Director of the

JJIF – RC, or by delegation, by the JJIF – RC Secretary.

c. The referee responsible of the event must sign the different activities settled in

the passport.

Section 10 Recalling of referee licences

a. The Referee Committee may recall a license, after having consulted the

Technical Committee of its level. The recall can be totally, or only down from A to

B. The recall can also be for a given period of time.

b. A referee license may be recalled in the following cases:

1) The referee has repeatedly made major mistakes

2) The referee behaves in an unacceptable and/or unsportsmanlike manner

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3) The national federation has no longer confidence in its referee.

Section 11 Refreshment courses

a. A one-day refreshment courses before all Union or World Championships will be

organised by the Continental or International Referee Committee (depending on

the level, see section 4 point c). All referees of the championship must take part

of this course. Referees, who do not pass the test in the course, can only work

as table referees on this tournament.

b. A nation can also organise a refreshment course before an international

tournament if a member of the IRC / CRC is involved.

c. A referee can participate in a course for new referees for refreshment. Instead of

an examination he needs a positive observation report to fulfil the refreshment.

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III. Use of the Referees

Section 12 Participation on Competitions

a. The organizer of a tournament is responsible for ensuring that there are enough

referees for this tournament. The organizer also declares a responsible referee

for the tournament.

b. In international championships the referees must have the following licence:

1. A Continental Referee can referee at all Continental Competitions at all

match levels except in matches for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (medal places) in

both Systems.

2. In world competitions (World Championships, World Games, etc.) a World B

referee can be Referee at all match levels in both Systems except in

matches for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (medal places). A World A Referee can be

referee at all match levels in both Systems and in all Competitions.

Section 13 Number of referees by nations

a. On World and Union championships and union cups every participating nation

has to send the following number of referees:

1 referee for 1 - 4 competitors;

2 referees for 5 - 9 competitors;

3 referees for more than 9 competitors.

b. A Duo-team counts as one competitor.

c. Referees who do the practical test cannot be included in the number of referees.

d. The General Assembly of JJIF bi-annually fixes the penalty for the lack of every

referee, minimum 400 Euro. This penalty will not be applied for new members on

continental events till 2 years after their affiliation and till 5 years on World

Championships. The penalties will be used for the cost of the participating

referees.

Section 14 Referee Dressing

a. Referees shall wear grey trousers and socks, white shirt, JJIF tie and blue jacket

with a JJIF badge attached to the left side. Alternatively, depending on the

temperature, Referees shall wear the same as above but without jacket.

b. Referees must fix on their jacket or shirt the JJIF Referee badge indicating their

respective class (Continental or World).

Section 15 Referee Behaviour

a. Referees must behave correctly towards all functionaries, athletes and the

public.

b. During Competitions referees must not express negative opinions (criticisms)

regarding other Referee’s conduct.

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c. Referees must not release to the press or the television any interview or opinion

concerning the Competition in which they officially participate.

d. The behaviour and performance of Referees at all JJIF and continental

competitions will be noted by the Director of the responsible referee committee in

dedicated “observation reports” which will be filed by the Secretary of the

mentioned referee committee.

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IV. Final Regulations

Section 16 Coming into Force

These rules are authorized by the Board of the JJIF on the April 2nd 2006 and will

come into force on the January 1st 2006. They will replace all existing rules.