A Caution can be used instead of a Warning, for local-level events. The Caution is intended as a teaching tool for newer players, and does not need to be tracked on the Match Result Slip. Judges should share information on Cautions amongst themselves, to ensure players are being properly educated.
Cautions are not to be used for Premier level events such as Regional Qualifiers and SHONEN JUMP Championships.
A Caution is given to a local-level player who commits a minor infraction. A Caution itself does not have a large impact on a player or a tournament, but it serves as a training tool for players. A Caution is given if the judge believes the infraction to be minor and unintentional (See Unsporting Conduct for Exception). A Caution should always be followed by a brief education of the player, explaining why the penalty was handed out and that a further infraction can lead to an upgrade. An upgrade to a Caution is a Warning.
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