Canada Pulls the Trigger

In my last post, I suggested that we should be concerned that national federations would jump on the bandwagon and start implementing the latest IJF rule concerning matside coaching.  This new rule states that coaches will only be able to coach between ‘matte’ and ‘hajime’. Well, it took less than 24 hours to find out that Canada had already issued the command to go forward with the rule.  According to a Canadian colleague, the new rule will be enforced in November at a local event in his province of British Columbia (BC).

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