Judo mixed team event match outcome and the Judo World Ranking List





Martial arts, combat sports, judo, judo ranking, judo team competition, performance analysis


The author Emerson Franchini is supported by a CNPq grant (301003/2019-0).


The Judo World Ranking List has been used to assess its predictive power regarding athletic performance. The aim of this study was to check if the ranking difference among athletes in the individual rankings could be used as a predictor for the outcome of mixed teams judo competition. We sought to verify the association between the variable “rank difference” and the probability of the higher-ranked athlete winning against that lower-ranked. This heterogeneity between athletes is a major factor in increasing or decreasing the team’s chances of winning. The higher ranked athlete’s defeat seems to have a significant negative effect on his/her teammates in subsequent bouts. These findings imply that future studies on mixed teams judo competitions should consider individual ranking differences among athletes as a predictor of performance.


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Gustavo Goulart Braga Maçaneiro, University of São Paulo

Gustavo Maçaneiro has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education by Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil. He is a member of the Martial Arts and Combat Sports Research Group, Sport Department, School of Physical Education and Sport, of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Achieved the rank of Black Belt in Judoby the Kodokan Judo institute in Tokyo, Japan.

Andrés Pardo-Ginés, Open University of Catalonia

Andres Pardo Gines has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering by the University of Barcelona. Master of Science in Data Science by the Open University of Catalonia, Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, Barcelona, Spain. Currently working in a R&D center focused on Deep Learning.

Emerson Franchini, University of São Paulo

Dr. Emerson Franchini is an associate professor at the Sport Department, School of Physical Education and Sport, University of São Paulo, where he is the coordinator of the Martial Arts and Combat Sports Research Group. He investigates martial arts and combat sports, especially judo, in different scientific fields. He has published papers in several sport sciences journals, as well as served as editorial member and reviewer in martial arts and combat sports and sport sciences journals.


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How to Cite

Maçaneiro, G. G. B., Pardo-Ginés, A., & Franchini, E. (2021). Judo mixed team event match outcome and the Judo World Ranking List. Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas, 16(1), 12–22. https://doi.org/10.18002/rama.v16i1.6288




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