A collaborative research from the medical committees of the IJF and EJU looking at injuries in hight level judo competitions has been presented today and gave solid evidence that competitive Judo is safe.

Analysing prospectively more than 24 000 fighting athletes in a nine year period during hight level international tournaments, it could be demonstrated that the overall injury level lies as low as 3.6%. The conjoined database allowing deep insight into judo injuries was initiated in 1999 and consistently continued until today. This instrument opens doors in prevention programs in Judo.

See also