To all fellow judoka, I'd like to discuss and share tips on injury prevention. I find judo incredibly taxing on the body especially on joints which could be potentially career ending (i.e knees, shoulders, hips). I love judo as a standing aspect of my mma game but I'm terrified of careless injury which could stall my progress in striking/conditioning etc. To this end, I'd like to ask other more experienced grapplers on ways and methods to minimize chances of injury. I'll start: - Staying on balls of the feet. Avoid being flat footed at all times, or as much as possible, stay on the balls of your feet, this will prevent your foot from being stuck planted upon any direct impact to the knee. - Kneepads. I never leave home without them. Neoprene knee braces with open patellas help prevent twisting knee injuries. I use ace, but which brands/types do others recommend? Anyone for anymore?