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Judo Unleashed: Essential Throwing & Grappling Techniques for Intermediate to Advanced Martial Artists Paperback – May 22, 2006
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Harness the power of judo with guidance from one of the world's most respected senseis
Whether you're in training for competition or preparing to take your black belt test, Judo Unleashed is the definitive resource for serious judo practitioners who want to take their skills to a bold new level.
At the same time, this incredibly illustrated, step-by-step guide is ideal for anyone who wants to incorporate some of the most powerful and effective judo techniques into his or her self-defense or competitive fighting styles.
Sensei Neil Ohlenkamp, one of today's most sought-after judo coaches, covers all the bases--from philosophical and technical foundations through advanced grappling and self-defense techniques. With the help of 350 specially commissioned, full-color photographs illustrating each move in exciting detail, he draws upon his nearly 40 years of judo experience to show you how to:
- Add power and grace to your technique and improve your understanding of the fundamentals
- Execute basic and advanced hip, hand, and leg throws, sacrifice throws, pins, chokes, joint locks, and more
- Prepare yourself mentally and physically to ace your shodan test or blow away the competition
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Top Customer Reviews
- street-fighting applications of everything explained IN DETAIL
- complete techniques
- lots of interesting stuff to read
Judo is presented here as a fighting art in its entirety. Neil runs the world's biggest Judo website, and is probably the most informed judoka there is on this planet. He hasn't left anything out, and doesn't waste space explaining things either. It's all here and really fun to read and consult!
This book will do a lot of great things for promoting Judo.
Pros: The book is very well laid out in a neat, organized manner. It's printed on high quality paper which makes the book easy to read and visually appealing. It goes over the official 67 throws that are recognized by the Kodokan and some of the moves have variations to help you out when you can't get a technique to work in the traditional way. Along with each move there is a little diagram that shows the ending position for your feet which helps in the understanding how to perform each technique. The part I found the most valuable is the Appendices. This section does many things; it translates the Japanese words for easier understanding. It goes over and explains sport rules and scoring. The appendix tells you which moves are recognized by the Kodokan and Judo Federation. Last but not least is my favorite part. It has a chart that tells you which moves are good to set up other moves and a follow up attack in case you miss the technique you were going for along with the most used counters to each move. As a beginner Judoka, I'm finding the appendix section of the book very helpful.
Cons: Often the moves are described in about 3 pictures with a paragraph explaining the whole move. I felt this made it hard to tell when to apply the details within the move and sometimes it was hard to tell what was going on in the pictures. The Grappling section I found very weak.Read more ›
Neil Ohlenkamp's years as a Judo teacher shows through in the way he presents basic information and the nuances that are so important to competitive Judo.
Although the techniques are intended for intermediates and higher, the beginner Judoka or experienced grappler (BJJer or Wrestler) will be able to understand and appreciate the essential elements.
You will not be disapointed with this book and it's so cheap! Remember, Mr. Ohlenkamp runs the most popular Judo Information site in the world.
This is a comprehensive book. Solid (the author also runs Judoinfo.com) and complete. Excellent illustrations. Amazon said I could expect to get it in July, my copy from Amazon arrived last Monday and I took it to class. Everyone had positive things to say about it.
Do not let the cover or the title make you think that this book is something it is not. The book is solid, complete and clear. Published in multiple language editions, it is probably the best book you can buy to start a collection of books.
I've been buying the Masterclass books as I could find them (until Neil pointed me to a site that has them all, now I'm buying them as I can afford them) and this book gave me a lot more bang for the buck.
I gives clear description of each technique, as well as counter techniques to each move. It also shows what to do if your technique fails, and how to immediately move to the next one. I even show the book to a couple of the Judo black belts in my Muay Thai class, and they asked where they could get a copy to help with their training.
I'd definately reccomend this to anyone interested in Judo, or any current students of the art.
One of the best books in my collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is out of print, BAD. Excellent resource for accomplished or beginner Judoka.Published 1 month ago by Mic
Save your money and youtube it , this book is super basic. Great if you dont know anything but useless if you want to expand on any MMA/ JJ training you might already havePublished 3 months ago by Cake
This is very good to use in conjunction with taking classes. If you are just training on your own (with friends) without a teacher, it can get you a pretty good start on basic... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Daver
like the book has english translation but the not used for students without a coach , shows ft prints for step by step ,but judo has been around of years, but was pleased to have... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Fred K. Markley
Far too much writing/talk. Needs more photos explaining the moves.Published 7 months ago by KingCobra
I was recommended this by other teammates as something modern compared to the classic judo books. Great illustrations as a beginner, although some throws could benefit from a few... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Francis A.