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jujitsu click to hear : jujitsu

Sport of Japanese origin based on throws, holds and blows to vital points of the body; it gave rise to judo.
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competition area scorekeepers contestant obi gi tatami side referee physicians warning area safety area contest area timekeeper chief referee

competition area click to hear : competition area

Surface for practicing jujitsu.

scorekeepers click to hear : scorekeepers

One of two officials who register the contestants’ points and penalties, as given by the referee.

contestant click to hear : contestant

One of two athletes who confront each other in a bout; contestants are usually classified into weight categories.

obi click to hear : obi

Long wide belt that is tied around the waist to close the jacket; its color indicates the contestant’s level.

gi click to hear : gi

Clothing worn when practicing jujitsu; it includes a cotton jacket and pants, which are usually white.

tatami click to hear : tatami

Thick mat with an area of 12 m2 that is made up of smaller mat squares; jujitsu is practiced on it.

side referee click to hear : side referee

Two officials who stand outside the contest area and assist the chief referee; they are involved in the scoring of contestants.

physicians click to hear : physicians

Physicians tend to the contestants in the event of injury; their presence is mandatory and they may end a bout in the event of serious injury.

warning area click to hear : warning area

Red band that is 1 m wide; it delimits the contest area.

safety area click to hear : safety area

Surface that is 1 m wide and surrounds the warning area; it protects a contestant who is thrown out of the contest area.

contest area click to hear : contest area

Surface with an area of 8 m2 on which the bout takes place.

timekeeper click to hear : timekeeper

Official who monitors the duration of the bout.

chief referee click to hear : chief referee

Official who enforces the rules, directs the bout and awards the points and penalties to the contestants.