Judo programs provide a safe and stimulating environment in which all judokas can develop to their full potential. The practice of judo for deaf or visually impaired athletes includes a competitive component. Parajudo, where visually impaired athletes compete in designated weight categories, is part of the Paralympic Games program. Judo Canada actively promotes inclusive attitudes and encourages clubs to adopt approaches that encourage the full participation of all, so that as many Canadians as possible gain from the benefits of our sport.
We invite you to consult the documents below, which have been designed to guide you in the specific teaching of judo for athletes with a disability.
ATHLETE WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
- IBSA JUDO
- Coaching Tips for VI Judo
- Judo Canada Visual Impairment Flyer
- Blind judo promotion film
- Blind judo coach education film
- A Guide to Visually Impaired Judo
- Judo Ontario’s VI program resources
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS