New White Gi Rule from IJF


News from contributing editor Harun Bogdanic:

IJF CHANGES JUDO SEEDING RULES. NOW ALL TOP SEEDS WILL START IN WHITE: In a circular to all national judo associations the International Judo Federation announced today that the White Judogi will be called first.

Without actually stating the obvious the IJF has signaled that all the top seeds will now be in white judogi… when they start the competition.

This will ensure that champions, such as Teddy Riner pictured, are more likely to be seen on television and in pictures winning in white. Something that it is believed the Japanese have been lobbying for in the past.

Click here to see the IJF Bulletin: WHITE JUDOGI BULLETIN

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