Report referee course held in Tromsø 28. April (Norway)
Report referee course held in Tromsø 28. April
Sunday after Martian Arts seminar was finished Shihan Budtz held a referee course of 3,5 hours, for the dojos referees. 8 referees took part in the course and some of the students also participated as fighters so we could practice different situations.
First part we learned about correct way of using the flags. We exercised in front of the mirror, which is a good way to practice.
Next step was to enter the fighting area for more practice, like how to stop and start a bout, give wazari and ippon. We also practiced how to enter the fighting area and change referee team.
We also practiced how to look for the winner where no points where given. Shihan said that it is very important that the referee pay close attention to the fight so they are able to point out right winner.
It is very important to have god referees to get good tournaments. So we think this course was good for us in our effort to improve our skills as referees.