Top 10 Signs You've Got a Bad Referee

bad martial arts referee

10. The referee argues about whether he can bring his walker on the mat.

9. The referee borrows a pair of glasses from the corner judge.

8. The referee keeps going up to Japanese fans and asking if they are Yasuhiro Yamashita.

7. Your opponent's sleeves are folded up to the elbows, and the referee doesn't notice.

6. Your opponent has gotten up 3 times before the referee decides that the first throw scored ippon.

5. He still thinks the pistol grip refers to a technique in the Goshin Jutsu.

4. The referee carries a stop watch to time 3 seconds for newaza.

3. The score reaches 3 waza-ari to 2 waza-ari, and you're still fighting.

2. During meetings the referee and corner judges exchange money.

And the number one sign you've got a bad referee...

1. After the match, the referee can't find his shoes!

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11 Comments:

Supernetuser said...

Being a referee must therefore really be hard.

MartialArtStyles said...

Find thousands of martial art styles all over the world that are currently in practice and thousands more that have faded away or morphed into the newer martial art styles seen today.

judosensei said...

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Riz said...
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Riz said...

Funny...I remember a regional match some years back where a green belt from my club was headbutt by his opponent; the referee went to the green belt and disqualified him for bleeding on the mats!!! Headbutt guy progressed to the Finals!!

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Ashish Kumar said...

Interesting points to be noticed!!!

Maureen Grace said...

nice!

Mark said...

Great post about top 10 signs.

Keep it Up

Anonymous said...

This should be included in the school curricula. Not only as something physical but the discipline incorporated in the learning.

winfredbeck said...

Referee must be really hard.

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