About disability judo
Judo is open to the visually impaired men and women, and other than the minimal disability criteria, has no classification other than weight bands.
For men the weight bands start at -60kg and go up to +100kg. For women they start at -48kg and go up to +70kg.
The only difference in rules between able bodied and visually impaired judo is that visually impaired athletes are allowed to be 'in hold' at the beginning of the bout.
Judo is the only Paralympic sport that originated in Asia. Appropriately, it made its debut in the Paralympic Games in Seoul, Korea in 1988.
It is practiced in 30 countries.
The contact details for those wishing to become involved in judo are as follows:
British Judo Association
Suite B, Loughborough Technical Park
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