Mastering Judo PDF
With over 200 years of combined experience and a total of 31 black belts among them, the six members of the family contributing to this book offer a wealth of firsthand judo instruction. Leading the way is father Masao, an 8th-dan black belt who has trained two generations of international judo champions. Mother June is both a judo instructor and historian who has published a book detailing the origins of the art. Siblings Al, Phil, Ray, and Tina are all accomplished judo instructors, coaches, or competitors.
Blending the rich tradition with modern techniques and tactics, the Takahashis ensure that Mastering Judo will appeal to all participants seeking a deeper knowledge and improved performance in the art and sport. From time-honored skill sets to the most current training for competition, this comprehensive resource spans all generations and interests of judo enthusiasts.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Kano’s Art
Chapter 1. Evolution From Art to Sport
Chapter 2. Traditional Values and Etiquette
Chapter 3. Focus and Attitude
Chapter 4. Training Methods
Chapter 5. Breakfalls, Posture, and Standing and Ground Positions
Chapter 6. Control Grips and Grip Breaks
Chapter 7. Standing Combinations and Counters
Chapter 8. Physical Preparation and Weight Control
Chapter 9. Match Plans, Competitive Strategies, and Tactics
Chapter 10. Self-Defense Applications
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