Archive for January, 2014

New IJF rule breakdown; question about false ashiwaza

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

I'm not clear on why false ashiwaza warrants a shido.

Do people use false ashiwaza to try to ward off a non-combativity penalty? If so, why not just ignore it as if it was a non-attack? Then, when however many seconds go by, award a shido for non-combativity?

What's the difference between a false ashiwaza and a feint to try to get a reaction?

Compare this to a false tomoenage. A false tomoenage can be used by a player who does not want to engage in tachiwaza to drag the opponent into newaza. Whether or not one agrees that's a reasonable thing to penalize, it's clear that a false tomoenage does have that effect. What is accomplished by false ashiwaza?