Referee’s Certification Clinic

US Grappling is pleased to announce our next Referee’s Certification Clinic on Sunday, February 6th, 2010 at Yamasaki Training Center in Mechanicsville, VA (Richmond area). The clinic will run from 10 AM until 4 PM!

Yamasaki Training Center
8161 Mechanicsville Turnpike – Suite F
Mechanicsville, VA, 23111

Anyone can observe the class, but we are limiting the number of actual referee candidates. To be considered, you must hold at least a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and must be recommended by another referee, coach, or instructor. You must also have competition experience.

The Referee’s Certification Clinic will cover common issues faced by referees and the proper way to handle such situations, proper scoring, “owning” your mat, protecting competitors, and many more topics. Before the day is through, all candidates will ref live matches, and will be critiqued on their performance. In order to learn to be a ref, one must actually do some reffing!

To register for the course e-mail reffing @

Note: there is no cost for this.