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Rules of Judo
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Rules related to grips are primarily motivated by the desire to avoid stalling, to avoid providing undue advantage, or to reduce the chance of injury.
Deliberately avoiding gripping is not permitted.
In a standing position, it is not permitted to take any grip other than a normal grip for more than three to five seconds without attacking. A normal grip is one where the right hand grips some part of the left hand side of the opponents jacket A non-normal grip may involve grabbing the belt, or the trousers, or the wrong side of the jacket.
(A non-standard grip is one that does not involve the traditional sleeve/collar grip. There are no time-limits related to non-standard grips as long as they are not non-normal.)
A pistol grip on the opponents sleeve is not permitted.
It is permitted to insert your fingers inside your own gi openings.
Biting the opponents gi is prohibited, as it grants another gripping point.
Since 2010, it is not permitted to grab the legs or trousers, initially, during tachi-waza. As of the 9th of February 2015 it is no longer permissible to touch the legs of the opponent whatsoever during tachi-waza.Furthermore is no longer permissible to break an opponents grip with two hands.