- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Kodansha USA (July 15, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4770017995
- ISBN-13: 978-4770017994
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.7 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 150 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,012,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano Paperback – July 15, 1994
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From the Publisher
A bible of the sport explaining all of the major techniques in detail.
About the Author
JIGORO KANO, born in 1860 in Hyogo Prefecture, created Kodokan judo in 1882, the year after he graduated from Tokyo Imperial University. In 1969 he became the first Japanese member of the International Olympic Committee. Jigoro Kano died at sea in 1938 while returning from an IOC meeting in Cairo.
Top customer reviews
This book was written by the creator of Judo, it is not perfect but definitely a must for every practitioner.
Every technique has a summary of what needs to be done (like off-balancing a certain direction) and a step-by-step instruction of how to arrange for execution. There are enough photos to show each step of a technique. Where special notes are included, such as foot placement, more photos have been included.
There are sections for standing techniques; ground techniques; kata; continuous attacks (combinations); counters to throws, punches, kicks, knives, guns at close range, and swords; and short sections (4 pages total) for each of resuscitation and vital points.