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Judo Formal Techniques: A Complete Guide to Kodokan Randori no Kata (Tuttle Martial Arts) Paperback – November 15, 1990

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"The most detailed explanation of Judo that has ever been published." —The Japan Times

"Exceptionally well written…No detail is left unexplained." —Yomiuri Shimbun

About the Author

Donn F. Draeger was a Western pioneer in the practice of Japanese martial arts. His works include "Judo Training Methods, Judo Formal Techniques and Shaolin Lohan Kung-Fu."
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Product Details

  • Series: Tuttle Martial Arts
  • Paperback: 451 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Reprint edition (November 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080481676X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804816762
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This is a book for those who would like to know what Kodokan Judo differs from sport competition. As a sport Judo practicioner I could never expect so wide range of techniques and deep tradition. Now I can see the wisdom of Mr. Kano who preserved one of the best Japanese export products ever created -complete and powerful martial art! The photos, drawings and description are very clear and high quality. Absolute for every Judoka, regardless of rank and experience.
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Judo Formal Techniques covers Randori no Kata (both Nage no
Kata and Katame no Kata), the basic techniques used in
competition judo. The book provides detailed information
on each of the techniques, including advice for both the
attacker and defender. It also touches on the basic theories
behind the techniques, competition etiquette, and the
philosophies of the founder of judo (Jigoro Kano) and many
of judo's proponents. Technique descriptions are heavily
supported by a number of excellent photographs.
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Format: Paperback
i just bought this book from kinokuniya bookstore. it is a very good book, i think. it presents the detailed explanation of techniques involved in judo. however, i think you will benefit most if you could combine this book with the reading of another one - "The Secrets of Judo" - a masterpiece in illustrating the mechanical principles that underlies Judo.
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Written for the more advance judo practioner wishing to have a detailed reference for learning "Nage no Kata" and "Katame no Kata". I am not aware of any book more widely used for this purpose. Every serious Judoka should have a copy on their book shelf if they wish to understand judo kata.
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If you want a detailed study of nage no kata and katame no kata then this is the book for you. It is not for beginners, or anyone interested in just the basics. It is very comprehensive and authoritative. If you want to really understand the meaning of the kata, and every move in them, you will need this book. It does include general information about kata, but it does not give detailed information on any other kata besides nage and katame (known together as the randori no kata).
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When I ordered this book, I was looking for detailed information about kata. The book provided what I was looking for and more. It gives the Judo student detailed description of Kata in text, pictures, and drawings from beginning to end of the kata. It covers both Nage no Kata and Katame no Kata. It describes and shows the student how to perform the intricate movements of these katas. It compares favorably with the book Kodokan Judo by Jigoro Kano.
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It wasnt what I thought it would be. I was hoping for photo examples and it felt like the author was just repeating what he was saying through the first 5 or so chapters. It was hard to continue reading.
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If Draeger's grocery list was published, I'd buy it just because I have yet to read anything by him that wasn't great. Draeger Sensei lived and breathed budo/bugei and it shows in his writing. This is the most detailed and best laid out manual for the Kodokan kata available and is essential to any serious judoka's library.
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