Judge Training

Kevin MacDonald is a recognized MMA Referee Trainer through the
Association of Boxing Commission

Judge Training Course

The MMA Judge Training course is a half day (5 hour) program which is designed to teach the MMA enthusiast the difference between watching a fight and scoring a fight. While many think that judging an MMA bout is entirely subjective, there are very specific scoring criteria which must be followed. This course covers each of the criteria: Effective Striking/Effective Grappling, Effective Aggressiveness, and Cage/Fighting Area Control* as well as how to properly score a bout utilizing the criteria. The course will consist of powerpoint presentation with lecture, question and answer discussion, and video analysis.  There will be a final exam testing criteria knowledge, submission/position identification, and round scoring with explanation.  Upon successful completion of the MMA Judge Training Course, students will, if state regulations permit, be equipped with the skills necessary to apply for licensure with local sanctioning organization/commission.  At this point each commission has its own policies/procedures/regulations for the path to becoming a licensed MMA Judge.

Course attendees are responsible for understanding, explaining, and identifying common MMA positions and the following submission maneuvers: Anaconda Choke, Arm Triangle Choke, Guillotine Choke, Neck Crank, North South Choke, Rear Naked Choke, Triangle Choke (standard and inverted), Von Flue Choke, D’Arce Choke, Peruvian Necktie, Twister Americana Armlock, Arm Bar Submissions, Keylock Submission, Kimura, Omaplata, Gogoplata, Wristlocks, Ankle Locks, Figure Four Toehold, Kneebar, and Heel Hooks (inside and outside).

Cost is $200.00 per student, four student minimum within the New England area. Call or Email for group rates.

While I cannot guarantee that everyone will succeed as a judge and gain state licensure, I can confidently say that I will provide you with all of the tools necessary and available to give you the best chance for success.

Class spaces are limited and are filled in the order full applications are received.

Thanks and best of luck to all!

Kevin “The Ref” MacDonald

* NOTE that ABC MMA Scoring Committee has amended the Scoring Criteria for MMA