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.
The aim in judo is for one opponent to subdue the other onto their backs by gripping the judo uniform and using throwing techniques from a standing position and pinning techniques from a ground position. Judo, meaning “gentle way” in Japanese, requires both spiritual discipline and demanding physical capabilities. Rules and techniques are modified to ensure safety and enjoyment to all its competitors.