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Judo in the U.S.: A Century of Dedication Paperback – October 18, 2005


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books (October 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556435630
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556435638
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.1 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,714,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michel Brousse, a sixth-degree black belt, teaches the cultural history of sport and the didactics of judo at Bordeaux University in France. He is the author of numerous books and articles on these subjects. A former member of the French national judo team, he currently serves as Media Director of the International Judo Federation.

David Matsumoto is a sixth-degree black belt and an acclaimed psychologist specializing in intercultural adjustment, culture, and emotion. He is a professor of psychology at San Francisco State University, and the head instructor of the East Bay Judo Institute, one of the USA's top dojos. He is a renowned judo coach and official and author of several books about judo as well as culsture and psychology. Both Michel Brousse and David Matsumoto are official researchers for the International Judo Federation.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karsten on March 1, 2006
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This is a great book about the history of judo in the USA. The photos and artifacts are outstanding and give the reader a good impression of how judo has changed over the centuries.

For me as judoka from Germany, training now in the US, the book helped me to understand the developments and relationships between the different American judo organizations. I hope that this book is an inspiration for other judo organizations in the world (for example the Deutsche (German) Judo Bund) to write down their own judo history before it has been forgotten
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mat Maiden on February 27, 2006
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While I think a few very important folks were overlooked, I think this is an important history of Judo. Tons of trivia that wont be found elsewere.
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By Krypto on December 12, 2013
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Very interesting history of Judo and Judo in the USA. The only drawback is that's published (at least in part) by the USJF, which is one of the institutions whose history is told within the book, so I have a bit of reserve on the impartiality of the material.

It's enjoyable to read. You won't find descriptions of techniques here, is all about history.
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By Edgar on August 24, 2012
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This is for the raw beginner to help him/her decide whether or not to study Judo. It is also for the advanced student to keep up with history and back ground of Judo formations. Well written and interesting to read. Ed
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