Code of Conduct

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

for club officials, referees & volunteers

  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances
  • Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results

for parents & carers

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Never force your child to take part in Judo
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their Judo
  • Use correct and proper language at all times

Jigoro Kano invented this moral code for judoka to follow

Be polite to other people

Face difficulty without fear

Be a good sport, play by the rules

Fairness in beliefs and actions

Be without vanity or boastfulness

Regard for others

Control over yourself and actions

Be a good friend, be helpful and kind

Wear a clean judogi. No shoes on the mat. Zoris worn off the mat.