In the present study the height of A group was higher than B group judo players with a statistically significant difference. A study done on Polish judo players concluded that the body height of the fighters was moderately connected with the preferred techniques in combat. Hand techniques were preferred by short and medium-height fighters and leg techniques by tall fighters 
. In this study, there was no significant difference in body weight of the two judo groups and a non significant negative correlation (r
=-0.09) () between body weight and performance in the SJFT was observed. Few studies have got a significant difference indicating that heavier athletes present a lower anaerobic power in activities that involve throwing opponents from the same category [10, 11]
Despite there being no difference between the groups in anthropometrical characteristics, it is important to note that the body fat percentage was the same in both groups but, when compared to data on non players of same age from literature there was a huge difference that indicates that judo players were lean, this supports the assumption that judo players try to maximize lean body mass and minimize fat mass. It may also be just a reflection of physiological adaptations to long-term judo training [11–14]
. Previous studies give the body fat percentage values of different judo players as follows: Hungarian team(8.9%), Canadian team (12.3%), Japanese (16.2%), Brazilian team (13.7%) and North American team (8.3%) 
. Body fat % in this study was (11.9% and 13.8%) for A and B group respectively. Negative correlation (r = -0.690) of body fat % and motor performance (number of throws in SJFT) () observed in the present study correlates with other studies [10, 15, 16]
. Indicating that as the fat % increases the performance of the athlete comes down. Difference in mean group indices of body mass index of two judo groups turned out to be statistically insignificant. This result corroborates with a result of study done on senior and junior players of Poland 
. One study reported that elite judo athletes had higher circumferences (flexed arm, forearm, wrist, and medial calf) than non-elite judo players 
. In the present study both groups had similar values in all these circumference measures. This finding corroborated with one of the studies, which reported that there were no differences in circumferences between the competing vs
. non-competing judokas 
. A study on Brazilian elite and non elite players showed no difference in any skinfold measure which was a finding in this study also 
. This might be due to similar training sessions for all the players.
The best proof of physical capacity is the practice of the sport. Therefore, the effects of endeavor in this discipline may be assessed on the basis of the competitor's maximum metabolic abilities clashing with each other during combats 
. In this study in SJFT not much difference was seen in number of throws, heart rate or SJFT Index between two judo groups. This finding was similar to the studies done before [15, 18]
which indicates the same level of development and similar cardiovascular stress during this test for both groups. Recently a normative table was proposed to classify performance in the SJFT 
. The athletes of the present study are classified as good in all variables in this test (number of throws, heart rate after, heart rate 1 min after, and index). Two studies reported a higher number of throws and a lower index in judo players (Brazilian and Polish) at the national level compared to athletes at a lower level [10, 20]
. A decrease in the heart rate (HR) at the end of the test with a given number of throws proves the efficiency of the cardiovascular function in the two groups. Decrease in the same heart rate after 1 min of the test proves better regeneration and reflects the improvement in the aerobic function.
Limitations of this study are a small sample size and inability to evaluate physiological and biochemical features of our athletes. The data provides the judo player with information on ideal profile and where training might be directed to compensate for areas where the athlete is below average for successful judo players. A judo player who does not match the ideal profile can still succeed through improved or superior techniques and tactics.