Can you please tell us about Hantei? What is it exactly, and when is it used?
: Thanks for your post. Hantei
is a decision made by each referee on which competitor should win a match.
In individual matches, we apply enchō
(extension) when no one wins within the shiai
duration (3, 5 or 10 minutes; varies
depending on the tournament rules).
Sometimes some tournament rules apply hantei
instead of enchō
. I am not sure if there are rules about when we should applyhantei
but I think it is all up to those who are in charge of the tournament.Hantei
of each referee is subjective even though there are certain points they are looking at. For example, you should be proactive rather than reactive.
But in kendō
, we have go-no-sen
. So it is not that easy to say one is not very proactive because they are trying to execute ōji
Referees look at every little thing that is going on during the fight and decide which one should win. It is not easy, really.
Hope this helps.