ROJU Terminology

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Written Terminology – ROJU Terminology

“A chemical formula is a way of presenting information about the chemical proportions of atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound or molecule, using chemical element symbols, numbers, and sometimes also other symbols, such as parentheses, dashes, brackets, commas and plus (+) and minus (−) signs. These are limited to a single typographic line of symbols, which may include subscripts and superscripts.” – Wikipedia: Chemical Formula.


It is important to have an efficient and functional system to record information, with little extra and unnecessary information. In Rope Jump we would like the recording, scoring and judging of competition performances to be efficient and direct, which is why we chose to reference the form of a chemical formula.

Previous systems of terminology in the sport had no standardization of terms or the way in which terms are recorded. This made it very messy when it came time to judge and score performances.

To save time it was common practice for judges to write in shorthand, but these shortcuts varied from person to person, making future reference to written recordings difficult.

Our course hopes to standardize terminologies and the way in which performances are recorded and create a universal Jump Rope language.

These abbreviations will be used as a simple way of describing/recording what is being performed. Getting familiar with these terminologies will allow you to more effectively describe skills, and perhaps in the future assist you in judging and teaching as well as saving time in your training log sheet.



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Use of symbol

Comma , Separates skills by skills
Bracket () Indicates the skills belong to that category
Hyphen Separates different basics/ techniques in a skill
Tilde ~ Represents a cross switch

Rope Direction

Skills can also be further divided as Frontward and Backward. Frontward tricks are implied unless specified otherwise. For backward tricks, they will be given the prefix of (B). We use the capital letter B to start a line and use ’ ’ to quote the trick.

Direction Terminology Call-out
Forward No Indications Forward
Backward B Backward

Left or Right

The prefix of “L or R(trick)” in most cases denotes a trick and which side (either left or right) it is performed on. Unless describing a “side swing” in which case, a simple L or R will denote whether it is a side swing on the left or right.

In regards to footwork, L and R denotes which leg is currently performing a move and not the foot in contact with the floor.

Left/ Right Terminology Call-out Example
Left L(+Trick) Left  
Right R(+Trick) Right  



Pace for Single Under

For noting paces, here is a list of variations:

Pace Terminology Call-out
Single Under 1(Technique) /
Single Bounce SB(Technique) Jump /O
Double Bounce DB(Technique) Double Bounce