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
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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 Witness (Tachiainin)

Function of a Witness

A witness (Tachiainin) functions as a guide for the competitors and helping the judges to make everything run smoothly.  They should make sure nobody is hurt and make sure there is plenty of room for both competitors.

Commands For Witnesses

  • Shenshu, Maeni (Competitors, Come close)
  • Shinpan Rei (Bow to Judges)
  • Tagaini Rei, Hajime (Bow to each other, Action)
  • Yame (Stop)
  • Hantei (Judgment)
  • Shiro Nokachi (white wins) or
  • Akai Nokachi (red wins)
  • Tagaini Rei (bow to each other)

Witness Notes

  • Make commands loud so everyone can hear.
  • When a competitor leaves a yama (mountain), announce “Shiro Yamanokoshi” (white) or “Akai Yamanokoshi” (red) loudly for judges who could not see because of viewing angle.
  • When a competitor is hurt or bends their sword badly, command “Yame” and direct them to stop.

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