Girls’ Judo Isn’t Real Judo? Coaching Female Athletes
Gender segregation during Judo as well as a lack of personal attention to the female judokas can lead to many issues. Female judokas need an environment that invigorates them positively to train and develop as athletes. Gender segregation can come from outside judo, thus female athletes need positive discourse and reassurance to guarantee a healthy self-esteem and self-image. This will ensure female judokas avoid underperformance, eating disorders, and most importantly so they do not drop out of the sport altogether.