Konjaku Kioi Toyama Ryu Dojo Toyama Ryu Batto Do
Konjaku Kioi Dojo
(Ancient and Modern Fighting Spirit Dojo)
5980 66th St N Suite M
St Petersburg FL 33709
Email: info@toyama-ryu.com
Phone: 727-329-9679
Yari (Spear)

Hataya Sensei DVD
Respect for Katana
Sword Dictionary
How to Guides
    Bow In Ceremony
    Warm Up Exercises
    Bow Out Ceremony
    Wearing Uniform
    Formal Uniform
    Wearing Daisho
    Uniform Folding/Care
Katana Selection
    Sword Dimensions
    Sword Testing
Katana Maintenance
    Katana Cleaning
    Mekugi Replacement
    Katana Disassembly
    Is my sword sharp?
    Edge Geometry
    Surface Polish
    Sharpening Guide
Training Basics
    Kihon (Fundamentals)
    8 Basic Cuts
    Toyama Kata
    Toyama Kukmitachi
    Seitei Kata
Taikai Guides
    Taikai Rules
    Judging Guide
    Target Prep & Spiking
    Cutting Patters
    Cutting Videos
    Target Comparison
St Petersburg Dojo
    Intro Letter
    Femal Sensei
    Dojo Members
    Code of Conduct
    Classes and Fees
Promotion Pictues
Rank Testing

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Konjaku Kioi Judging Standards

These guides are for students and instructors at the Konjaku Kioi dojo and any competitors in taikai sponsored by the dojo. 

Acting As A Judge (Shinpan)

The integrity of competition is based on the ability of judges to render fair and impartial decisions.  It is a role that must be taken seriously.

Proper Attitude

Judges must not act conceited towards competitors.  The competitors have trained hard for the last 6 months to a year for the competition.  Judges must render unbiased consistent fair decisions.  The reputation of the US Federation of Batto Do is dependant on you.

It is important to provide a professional image for competitors and spectators.  Don’t cross your legs or arms while sitting at the judging table.  Sit upright and don’t lean.  Keep your back straight.

How To Handle The Flags

A white flag gets dirty easily.  The white flag should be rolled inside the red flag.  When you unroll the flags for use, do so with both hands.

The red flag is held in the right hand and the white flag is held in the left hand.  Do not lead the other judges or confuse them.  Raise one flag up when you hear “HANTEI” (Judgment).  When the judges need to have a short discussion, raise both flags up and say “GOHGI” (Meeting).

A taikai may allow mutual disqualification.  This must be determined before the competition starts.  Both flags are raised crossed together forming an X to indicate that both competitors have disqualified themselves.  A winner must always be determined for final rounds.

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