The Freestyle Judo South Africa Organization Alliance (FJSAOA) & Judo For All South Africa (JFASA) under the authority of the World Judo Federation (WJF), International Freestyle Judo Alliance (IFJA), Judo For All UK (JFAUK) and Martial Arts South Africa (MASA) governs the sport in South Africa. Judo as devised by Professor Jigoro Kano in 1882 encourages dedication to the sport and the development of technical excellence irrespective of age, color, race or creed.
These Policies is binding on all members in all States, Provinces, Districts and Territories of South Africa.
Grading authorities, examiners and Instructors are advised that the requirements and standards detailed in these Policies are the standards required and in no way bind the grading authority, Technical Officials (Referees/Table Official’s) examiner or instructor from stipulating more stringent standards during gradings, education and tournaments. Higher standards lead to improved performance and greater understanding of the art of Traditional Kodokan Judo (TKJ).
It is important to note that applicants attaining the technical requirements of the grading syllabus, upgrading in Referee/Table Official status, do not automatically receive promotion. Attainment of the necessary standards is the final stage of the promotion process and only renders the applicant eligible for promotion, pending the final decision of the Instructor, Examiner or Grading Authority (ies).
All Promotions can only be awarded by the FJSAOA & JFASA in the manner set out in the set Policies.
Detailed explanations of grading procedures are set out in the relevant policy.
These Policies replaces all previous FJSAOA Requirement manuals/policies.
Policies Applicable to the FJSAOA & JFASA:
- FJSAOA & JFASA Grading Policy_ 29Jun2021
- FJSAOA and JFASA POLICY DOCUMENT FOR REFEREES_2021
- FJSAOA and JFASA TECHNICAL OFFICIALS POLICY_2021
- FJSAOA & JFASA Tournament Policy_2021