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Judo for persons who are blind or visually impaired is very similar to the Olympic event, however the referee ensures that there is contact between the judokas at all times.

Judo is one of the few competitive sports that the visually impaired athlete can participate in fully without major accommodations. Perhaps because Judo has evolved as a martial art from ancient fighting systems, the blind athlete can attain a special sense of satisfaction from participating on an equal basis with sighted individuals. In competition, both shiai and kata, blind athletes have achieved great success against top sighted competitors.

World class competition for male blind athletes has also been available since the mid-80's when the International Blind Sports Association accepted Judo as a Paralympic sport and for women beginning in 1995.

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