Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano

By | March 10, 2018
Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano Author Jigoro Kano
ISBN-10 156836539X
ISBN-13 9781568365398
Year 2013-08-30
Pages 264
Language English
Publisher Kodansha USA
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Judo or the Way of Gentleness an ideal form of physical exercise and a reliable system of self defense was specially created from traditional Japanese martial arts This book by the creator of Kodokan judo is uniquely comprehensive and the most authoritative guide to this martial art ever published Over a hundred years ago Jigoro Kano mastered swordsmanship and hand to hand combat Failing to discover any underlying principle he set about designing a new martial art to reflect the concept of maximum efficiency in the use of physical and mental energy Today the concepts and techniques of judo taught at the Kodokan are the ones originally devised by their creator and collected together in this book Covering everything from the fundamental techniques to prearranged formal exercises for both men and women the book offers detailed explanations of how techniques are combined in two types of practice randori free practice and kata the practice of forms In addition to a discussion of traditional methods of resuscitation the book concludes with a useful appendix of information on the founder and the Kodokan International Judo Center and a glossary of judo terminology Fully illustrated throughout Kodokan Judo will help students and instructors everywhere to discover the principles techniques and spirit of this popular martial art

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