This page draws together judo-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.
Every athlete aims to prevail over the opponent by using special techniques, in the standing position by grapping his uniform, otherwise the judogi, trying to throw him down, and in the ground position by trying to pin him down for a certain time, or by applying chocks or arm locks, which however is not allowed in Special Olympics. Judo is a sport demanding physical capabilities along with spiritual discipline.
The Judo Coaching Guide
Special Olympics coaching guides are the key source of coaching information for our volunteer coaches worldwide. The guides are written by experts in the sport who understand that people with intellectual disabilities need extra time and attention to master new skills. The guides are helpful to anyone teaching a sport but are especially valuable when coaching Special Olympics athletes.