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Judo, or the Way of Gentleness, an ideal form of physical exercise and a reliable system of self-defense, was specially created from traditional Japanese martial arts. This book by the creator of Kodokan judo is uniquely comprehensive and the most authoritative guide to this martial art ever published....

Title : Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano
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ISBN : 9784770017994
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 264 Pages
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Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano Reviews

  • Leslie D. Soule
    2019-06-27 09:08

    This is THE book for any Judoka! It shows the throws and newaza techniques, and explains the principles and philosophy of Judo. Makes me want to visit the Kodokan in Japan someday. :)

  • Matt
    2019-06-17 14:15

    You need to get on a tatami before you'll understand this, but its an excellent learning tool.

  • Mike
    2019-06-17 11:07

    Thought this was going to be more about the history and theory behind judo rather than an instructional guide. Oh well.

  • D M
    2019-05-27 13:20

    well made, written by the founder of judo himself.

  • Marshall Hahn
    2019-06-24 12:23


  • Jamal Bailey
    2019-06-14 08:16

    Judo is my favorite exercise/sport. Judo always stay inside of me. I do a lot with it everyday life.

  • Rob
    2019-05-30 13:59

    An invaluable resource for those just starting out and likely those continuing to learn Judo, from the creator of the martial art himself, Jigoro Kano.

  • Patrick
    2019-06-09 16:12

    The core book about judo. In my opinion, it's the best place to start for those who would like to learn a little about this martial art (apart from actually going to a dojo of course).

  • Ryan
    2019-06-18 13:28

    It's the book.

  • Todd
    2019-06-03 08:25

    The first martial art I ever studied.

  • Pablo Martinez
    2019-06-22 11:04

    It's a great reference book. It gives you a basic idea of Judo, its history and philosophy and a list of al techniques with pictures and short explanation. Great for studying them before googling them and looking at VIDEOS of people doing them and explaining them.Another issue I found is that even if the pictures show the most notorious and original masters of the art, the definition is crap. I much rather have a nice crisp picture of a less notorious guy doing the same technique, as it's shown on the later parts of the book.It is still a very interesting and useful study guide and I recomend it to every Judoka.

  • Amir Ab Rahman
    2019-06-12 08:01

    This is a great book which beginner like me has benefited a lot from.The pictures/instructional are good in illustrating the movement and body placement of the thrower.However, the unbalancing of the opponent is hard to be shown in words and pictures. This requires experimenting on the reader's part.I wish there would be a reprint with colour pictures though.

  • Roberto Zanasi
    2019-06-04 09:16

    Elenca e illustra tutte le tecniche di judo, compresi i kata. Guida di riferimento (per appassionati, naturalmente).

  • A Blane
    2019-05-28 12:28

    Outstanding textbook of Judo!

  • Jose
    2019-06-06 14:12

    Was my staple read an earlier version of Professor Kano's edition in the 60's

  • Ravyn
    2019-06-15 10:20

    This book helped me both understand and fall in love with Judo.

  • Kevin
    2019-06-14 14:05

    The bible of Judo. Nothing more needs to be said.

  • Glenn Macias
    2019-06-02 14:07

    Great Book, I carry it my bag at the DOJO