Kodokan Judo

Kodokan Judo
  • Author : Jigorō Kanō
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : OCLC:1285641949

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KODOKAN JUDO:THROWING TECHNIQUES

KODOKAN JUDO:THROWING TECHNIQUES
  • Author : Toshiro Daigo
  • Publisher : Kodansha International
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2005-06
  • ISBN : 4770023308

KODOKAN JUDO:THROWING TECHNIQUES Book Review:

Focusing on Kodokan Judo, this book contains full descriptions of all 67 throws, with variations and practice guides. In addition, it details the origins of some techniques, using old and rare photos of Kano in action. It is suitable for all judo practitioners. The author was a 3-times Olympic Judo champion in his youth, and became the chief instructor of Kodokan - the official Judo headquarters. This book is the successor to the perennial bestseller Kodokan Judo', by the founder Jigoro Kano, and contains full descriptions of all 67 throws, with variations and'

Mastering Judo

Mastering Judo
  • Author : Masao Takahashi
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 073605099X

Mastering Judo Book Review:

Authored by the Takahashi family, who combine more than 200 years of experience teaching, coaching, and competing in judo, this book provides an in-depth description of judo history, culture, philosophy, techniques, tactics, training, and competition. 200 photos.

Judo Kata

Judo Kata
  • Author : Llyr Jones Ph D,Biron Ebell M a,Lance Gatling M. a.
  • Publisher : Via Media Publishing
  • Pages : 178
  • Relase : 2016-09-14
  • ISBN : 9781893765351

Judo Kata Book Review:

The practice of judo katas has changed over time as a result of perceived purpose. The chapters in this anthology were written by seven authorities in judo history and practice. Their writings clarify the purpose of kata and thus its mode of practice and their place in competition. In 1926, a contest occurred in which thirty-seven of the finest judoka in Japan competed before the Emperor Hirohito. The first chapter by Robert W. Smith details the techniques utilized by each master and also compares their skills with today's judo practitioners. The next two chapters by Dr. Llyr Jones and Biron Ebell deal with the transmutation of judo over the decades. Both authors give ample support that the original guidelines have evolved into competitive sport resulting in a substantial decline in the number of adults practicing judo. Where does kata stand in judo practice today? Dr. Lance Gatling reports on The First Kodokan Judo International Competition (2007). He outlines the background of the competition, the competitors, the motivations for this competition, the historical development of judo katas, and their importance to the correct study of judo. Dr. Llyr Jones' next chapter has two objectives: to explain the purpose of kata in judo, and to critically evaluate the concept of kata championships. To achieve these objectives, Jones offers personal comments, observations from rare Japanese source material, as well as insight into the thinking of world-renowned judo experts. Linda Yiannakis provides two insightful chapters. Her first chapter presents a conceptual framework for examining principles of judo throwing techniques. The principles are classified as primarily structural, operational, or contextual in nature. In her second chapter, she points out that martial artists are acutely aware of the need to develop a sense of timing for the best possible moment to apply techniques in free play or contest. This chapter examines some critical features of patterns and rhythms in a variety of contexts and provides a few basic exercises for the development of awareness and use of rhythm, patterns, and timing in judo. Jones, Savage, and Gatling present an in-depth study into Kodokan Goshin-jutsu-a Kodokan judo exercise formally established in 1956 to teach the principles and techniques of self-defense against unarmed and armed attacks, and to meet modern lifestyle needs. Their chapter reviews the place of Goshin-jutsu among the Kodokan katas, and then summarizes the history its creation. A description of the exercise's structure and technical contents follows, along with an in-depth explanation of its principles and associated teaching and learning challenges. This also includes a review of the most reliable learning texts in Japanese, English and selected other Western languages. Kodokan Goshin-jutsu's performance aspects are considered next. An objective assessment of its practical self-defense effectiveness follows, before finally conclusions are drawn. The short final chapter by Dr. Jones is on Kodokan judo's Nage-no-kata (forms of throwing) and Katame-no-kata (forms of control). Their study helps facilitate the development of free practice (randori) skills. Many look at judo studies as including three dimensions: free-practice, competition, and forms. Kata practice is vital to the other two. If you are involved with judo, this anthology will deepen your purpose and inspiring your practice.

The Judo Handbook

The Judo Handbook
  • Author : Roy Inman
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2008-01-15
  • ISBN : 1404213937

The Judo Handbook Book Review:

Explains the history, steps, and training of judo.

The Judo Textbook in Practical Application

The Judo Textbook in Practical Application
  • Author : Hayward Nishioka,James R. West
  • Publisher : Black Belt Communications
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : 0897500636

The Judo Textbook in Practical Application Book Review:

Details virtually everything the judoka needs to know--from the art's throws, chokes and grappling techniques to the mental preparation it takes to be a champion. Originally published in 1979, this seminal work is still considered one of the best and most comprehensive books written on the subject of judo, and it continues to provide readers with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the "gentle way."

Judo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano

Judo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano
  • Author : Brian N. Watson
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Pages : 218
  • Relase : 2008-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781425163518

Judo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano Book Review:

In 1882, Kano opened his Kodokan dojo in Tokyo, where he taught jujutsu to his first class of nine students. His choice of the name Kodokan symbolizes precocity in one so young and is highly significant, for it means the institute where one is guided along the road to follow in life, that is to say, a road that one travels as a means of self-cultivation, which Kano regarded as the optimum way to live ones life. This cultivation, however, can only be attained following long years of training made with vigorous exertion in an effort to reach the ultimate goal: self-perfection. At the age of twenty-four, Kano abruptly gave up the teaching of this ancient and altogether brutal activity and never taught jujutsu again. In his attempt to create for the modern age a non-violent, spiritually inspiring antagonistic art, he carried out research on several styles of jujutsu. Primarily in the interests of both safety and practicality, he altered and added his own devices to the techniques that he was later to incorporate into his newly conceived system of skills, which he named Kodokan judo. In lectures, Kano often stated the following: The ultimate object of studying judo is to train and cultivate body and mind through practice in attack and defense, and by thus mastering the essentials of the art, to attain perfection of oneself and bring benefits to the world. He had sought to create in judo, therefore, something positive out of something largely negative.

Mind Over Muscle

Mind Over Muscle
  • Author : 嘉納治五郎
  • Publisher : Kodansha International
  • Pages : 155
  • Relase : 2005-11-21
  • ISBN : 4770030150

Mind Over Muscle Book Review:

In 1882 Jigoro Kano (1860-1938) founded Kodokan Judo at Eishoji Temple in Tokyo. It was the culmination of a lifelong devotion to the jujutsu of the past, which he reorganized while taking great care to retain its classical traditions. Historically, martial arts were practiced only by the elite in Japan. Kano, a renowned educator as well as a sportsman, is credited with popularizing the martial arts, and in particular, judo, among people in all levels of society. When he was young, Kano studied jujutsu, a martial art practiced in Japan since feudal times, which involved throwing, hitting, kicking, stabbing, slashing, choking, bending and twisting limbs-and defenses against these attacks. After years of studying, he realized that although many different jujutsu techniques were taught, there was no one core value holding them together. Kano identified an all-pervasive principle- to make the most efficient use of mental and physical energy-and combined only those techniques in which this principle was correctly applied into modern judo. "Ju" means gentleness or giving way. "Do" means principle or the way. Judo, therefore is the Way of Gentleness, which implies that first giving way leads to ultimate victory. The Kodokan is literally, "the school for studying the Way." This book is a collection of Kano's essential teachings, selected and compiled from his wealth of writings and lectures spanning a period of fifty-one years. Today the International Judo Federation has 187 member countries and regions. As an official sport of the Olympic Games, judo has inspired young people of all nationalities, and Kodokan is universally recognized as the Mecca of Judo.

The Way of Judo

The Way of Judo
  • Author : John Stevens
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2013-08-13
  • ISBN : 9781590309162

The Way of Judo Book Review:

A martial arts biography of the legednary founder of judo, Jigoro Kano, and the colorful coterie of disciples who wanted to carry on his legacy Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938), a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his personal and professional style, and he relentlessly searched for the best way to practice, teach, and perform techniques. This biography shows how Kano saw judo as a vehicle not just for self-defense, but for physical, spiritual, and moral development as well. His teachings clearly emphasize his ideal of judo as a way of self-cultivation that leads to physical health, ethical behavior, and ultimately a better society. Kano was a tireless activist who promoted the practical application of judo’s principles in all realms of life—in one’s personal behavior, for education, in work, for economic benefit, and in both the local and international political arenas. Kano’s students were a colorful, sometimes notorious bunch, and this book reveals how several went on to become famous—or infamous—in their own right. They include a prime minister of Japan, the leader of the Communist party in China, a famous novelist, a spy, high-level military leaders, and a media mogul, among many others.

The Teaching of Judo: An Instructor's Handbook

The Teaching of Judo: An Instructor's Handbook
  • Author : Mark E. Roosa
  • Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
  • Pages : 100
  • Relase : 2016-02-11
  • ISBN : 9781627873215

The Teaching of Judo: An Instructor's Handbook Book Review:

The Teaching of Judo is a guide for instructors, coaches, judoka, and parents. Presented from an educator's perspective, this book contains the knowledge gleaned from forty years of experience in teaching judo, and includes the qualities, structure, and situations to avoid.

The Way of Judo

The Way of Judo
  • Author : John Stevens
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2013-08-13
  • ISBN : 9780834829015

The Way of Judo Book Review:

Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938), a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his personal and professional style, and he relentlessly searched for the best way to practice, teach, and perform techniques. This biography shows how Kano saw judo as a vehicle not just for self-defense, but for physical, spiritual, and moral development as well. His teachings clearly emphasize his ideal of judo as a way of self-cultivation that leads to physical health, ethical behavior, and ultimately a better society. Kano was a tireless activist who promoted the practical application of judo’s principles in all realms of life—in one’s personal behavior, for education, in work, for economic benefit, and in both the local and international political arenas. Kano’s students were a colorful, sometimes notorious bunch, and this book reveals how several went on to become famous—or infamous—in their own right. They include a prime minister of Japan, the leader of the Communist party in China, a famous novelist, a spy, high-level military leaders, and a media mogul, among many others.

The Science of Judo

The Science of Judo
  • Author : Mike Callan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2018-06-14
  • ISBN : 9781351165341

The Science of Judo Book Review:

The Science of Judo is the first book to set out and discuss the science, coaching and history behind judo performance. Evidence-based and informed by the latest research, the book offers practical guidance on preparing athletes for high performance and understanding the core tenets of sport science underpinning it. Featuring contributions from world-leading experts, the book consists of chapters on all aspects of judo performance, including: The historical development of judo and its physical, intellectual and moral role Physical preparation for competition, coaching and training strategies Skill acquisition, talent identification and development Nutrition and lifestyle of judoka Performance analysis and biomechanics Injury epidemiology and prevention Special considerations for female and young judoka Clearly written and accessible, The Science of Judo provides upper-level students and researchers, and coaches and sport science staff working with judoka, with the most thorough and authoritative reference on sport science applied to judo currently available.

Japan, Sport and Society

Japan, Sport and Society
  • Author : Joseph A. Maguire,Masayoshi Nakayama
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 0714682934

Japan, Sport and Society Book Review:

Examines the tension between traditional models of Japanese sport, developed over centuries of relative isolation, and the forces of modernization and Japanese determination to become a global power.

Judo Formal Techniques

Judo Formal Techniques
  • Author : Donn F. Draeger,Tadao Otaki
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2019-06-21
  • ISBN : 9781462920761

Judo Formal Techniques Book Review:

Judo Formal Techniques is "The most detailed explanation of Judo that has ever been published" (The Japan Times). A comprehensive training manual to the basic "free practice" forms of Kodokan Judo (the Randori no Kata), the book provides essential instruction in the throwing and grappling kata (Nage no Kata and Katame no Kata) that every Judo practitioner needs to master. The authors are two of the world's top instructors—Donn F. Draeger and Tadao Otaki. Both were instructors at the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo—the headquarters of international Judo, which was founded by the creator of the martial art, Jigoro Kano. Draeger, considered by many to be the first non-Japanese Budo master, was an authority on Asian martial culture who held high ranks and teaching licenses in several martial arts. He was a prolific writer and was the first non-Japanese Judo instructor at the Kodokan. Otaki was not only a successful Judo instructor but also a university professor who was widely praised for his research on the role of Judo in education. Draeger and Otaki based their text on Jigoro Kano's published and unpublished personal writings. Recapturing the original spirit and intent of the essential Judo kata, they are presented in the standard Kodokan versions as refined by generations of practitioners. Richly illustrated with over 1,000 photos and drawings, Judo Formal Techniques offers complete step-by-step instructions for the roles of both training partners. In addition to the core techniques of throwing and grappling, it explains the important transitional movements as well as grips, stances, and postures. First introduced as an Olympic sport at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Judo is returning to its home city on the world stage at the 2020 Olympics. Practiced by more than 20 million people worldwide, Judo is only expected to continue growing in popularity. A new foreword by Judo instructor Neil Ohlenkamp sheds light on the book's lasting importance as the classic "Kata bible" for Judo students and instructors alike and an indispensable resource for all martial arts practitioners.

DOJOYABURI - The Challenges of Kodokan Judo (English)

DOJOYABURI - The Challenges of Kodokan Judo (English)
  • Author : Thompson,Caracena
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 182
  • Relase : 2021-04-19
  • ISBN : 1034813951

DOJOYABURI - The Challenges of Kodokan Judo (English) Book Review:

Have you ever thought about the day-to-day life of Jigoro Kano? What was daily life like in the first years since the founding of the Kodokan? We are sure that you as a lover of Judo and martial arts at some point have had the curiosity to know intimately the events of those years that forged the legend that of the newly created Jujutsu school of Jigoro Kano and later renamed as Judo and the extraordinary expansion on all continents. Jigoro Kano Shihan was an extraordinary man, a visionary, an exceptional educator who knew how to reform Jujutsu to adapt it to the new times, preventing it from becoming extinct as happened with other Japanese arts. In this novel, the authors have the romantic intention of transporting the reader to those difficult times, full of uncertainty and social instability. We encourage you to put yourself in the shoes of Jigoro Kano and his disciples; we share with you his joys and achievements and also his fears and failures. Dojoyaburi referred to a type of challenge that ancient martial arts schools use to set up their difference and often had fatal consequences. Surviving those days, standing out as a new Jujutsu school and creating a network of instructors and students who spread the art all over the world was an extremely difficult and complex task that only a great human being like Jigoro Kano could make possible with the incomparable help of his trusted disciples. The events take place from 1881, before creating the Kodokan, until 1884 where the first challenge between the Totsuka Yoshin ryu School and the Kodokan takes place. To give it the form of a novel we have carried out an exhaustive work with documentation and research. We have united our perspective of the facts, dressing the events with a magical realism so the reader can feel them just as we feel them. Open the book and travel through time to experience those events that were recorded for eternity. Happy Reading.

Judo: Seven Steps to Black Belt (An Introductory Guide for Beginners)

Judo: Seven Steps to Black Belt (An Introductory Guide for Beginners)
  • Author : Rodolfo Tello
  • Publisher : Amakella Publishing
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase : 2016-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781633870086

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Jujutsu and Judo in the West

Jujutsu and Judo in the West
  • Author : Michael DeMarco
  • Publisher : Via Media Publishing
  • Pages : 198
  • Relase : 2018-04-24
  • ISBN : 9781717030153

Jujutsu and Judo in the West Book Review:

The late 19th century saw a dynamic growth of contacts between Western countries and the Far East. Along with the increase in travel came a wave of educational opportunities for Americans and Europeans to gain first-hand experience of living in countries such as China, India, and Japan. Likewise, adventurous individuals from the Orient made their way to the West. Scholars, politicians, and business people became experts in their adapted culture. Some learned the native language and became experts in their second culture, often writing and lecturing on a variety of topics, including martial traditions. By the early 20th century a number of Japanese jujutsu and judo instructors were teaching their exotic arts in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. How were these instructors viewed by those in their host countries? What similarities and differences were seen between the Japanese combatives and the local traditions such as Catch-as-Catch-Can, Greco-Roman, and Pancrase wrestling, and styles of boxing? Chapters in this anthology present an excellent overview of the early days when jujutsu and judo took foothold in the USA and Europe, with particular emphasis on England and the influence of The Budokwai in London, which as noted on Wikipedia, is “the oldest Japanese martial arts club in Europe. It was founded in 1918 by Gunji Koizumi and initially offered tuition in jujutsu, kendo, and other Japanese arts. It was the first judo club in Europe.” This anthology offers a historical view of how and why jujutsu and judo became living traditions in the West, and developed over the decades. There are six technical chapters by David Finch, well-known for his knowledge of judo and famed for his professional photography. The last chapter is a fitting finale presenting a comprehensive history and technical description of The Budokwai Kime-no-kata, a judo kata created during the earlier period of the institute. The fourteen chapters in this anthology—most from the Journal of Asian Martial Arts and a few newer writings—also discuss many of the leading practitioners of jujutsu/judo. As these arts adapted and transformed to Western countries, the purpose and modes of practice have also changed. This is important for all to study since knowledge of the past is vital for how these forms of combat and sport will evolve in the future.

THE CANON OF JUDO

THE CANON OF JUDO
  • Author : Mifune/Kyuzo
  • Publisher : Kodansha Amer Incorporated
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2004-04
  • ISBN : 4770029799

THE CANON OF JUDO Book Review:

This book is the totally revised edition of Canon of Judo. It is said that the original book played a big role in founding the International Judo Association and in helping Judo become an Olympic sport in 1964. Kyuzo Mifune (1883-1965) began Judo as a child, and in 1920 was awarded the highest possible rank of 10th dan - the only man ever to reach this height. Called the god of judo', he was so famous that '10th-Dan' replaced his name! Legend has it that in his sixty years of practice he never lost a match and was never thrown. This book is a totally revised edition. The original'

Judo Training Methods

Judo Training Methods
  • Author : Takahiko Ishikawa,Donn F. Draeger
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2011-12-20
  • ISBN : 9781462902774

Judo Training Methods Book Review:

A product of over twenty years of exhaustive research, Judo Training Methods is a comprehensive examination of the Japanese Judo. Written by martial arts authority Donn Draeger and judo champion and instructor Takahiko Ishikawa, it is an expert martial arts guide. Although the examples are geared toward judo, the training and conditioning methods set out are valuable for all martial artists and athletes, whatever their art or sport. Judo Training Methods is an "encyclopedia of judo" covering not only Judo techniques and training methods but also dojo etiquette, tournament rules, and promotion requirements. This illustrated judo book features over 1,000 photos and 200 conditioning exercises. A perfect introduction to Judo for beginners, the exercises in this classic text are also valuable conditioning exercises for football, basketball, track, swimming, wrestling, boxing, tennis, baseball, mixed martial arts and more! Chapters introduce readers to the principles and practice of Judo, including: Physical Judo Re-Examined Classification of Exercises and Muscle Groups Kinesiological Principles About Muscle Judo Training Advice Judo and Weight Training Judo Training Routines Preparatory Exercises Supplementary Exercises Compound Exercises Auxiliary Exercises

Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation [2 volumes]

Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation [2 volumes]
  • Author : Thomas A. Green,Joseph R. Svinth
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 663
  • Relase : 2010-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781598842449

Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation [2 volumes] Book Review:

This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference ever published on the wide range of martial arts disciplines practiced in cultures around the world. • Includes the scholarship of 67 expert, international contributors • Presents 30 images of martial arts in practice • Offers bibliographic lists at the end of each section pointing to further reading in print and online • Includes a comprehensive index in each volume