Judo for the Blind
Judo is a sport that demands a physical and strategic performance, testing the qualities of strength, touch, balance and sensitivity.
Firstly, it was a martial art activity for practicing mobility-related skills, self-confidence, self-discipline and independence but was gradually established at a competitive
level. Judo was included on the Paralympic Program for the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games.
The Athens 2004 Paralympics was the first time that women’s weight categories were offered in Judo.
The sport is open to athletes with blindness/visual impairment in several weight categories.
Judo is mostly active in Western Province and in Gauteng.