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    Fully grasping the martial art of judo entails learning and appreciating its history, culture, principles, techniques, and tactics. Mastering Judo contains information on these facets of the art and more through the teaching of the renowned Takahashi family.

    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 Contents

    Introduction: 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

     

    About the Author

    Masao Takahashi, the family patriarch, has been involved in judo for 65 years, during which time he has taught and coached numerous national and international champions through the Takahashi Martial Arts School. Established in Ontario, Canada, in 1969, this family-run training school is recognized as one of North America’s most successful dojos, offering courses in judo, karate, jiu jutsu, aikido, and kendo. Masao is an 8th-dan black belt and was decorated by the emperor of Japan in 2002 with the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette in recognition of his exceptional service to elevating the status of Japanese Canadians through his lifelong commitment to the promotion and development of the sport of judo. He was inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame in 1998.  

    June Takahashi is a 5th-dan black belt and a judo instructor at the Takahashi dojo. She was one of the first women in Canada to earn a black belt and is credited with encouraging and supporting her children’s competitive pursuits over the years. The Takahashi siblings, Allyn, Phil, Ray, and Tina, are all accomplished student-athletes who have trained and competed internationally and have earned nine university degrees between them.

    Allyn Takahashi is considered the technician of the Takahashi family with a theoretical approach to judo as a sport and a martial art. He was a Canadian national youth champion and wrestler during his high school years, winning three Eastern Canadian Championships and the Canadian National Exhibition International Championship.

    Phil Takahashi is a three-time Olympian, two-time medalist in world championship competition, and 10-time Canadian champion. He was inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame in 1996 and currently instructs at the family dojo.

    Ray Takahashi is currently a lecturer and wrestling coach at the University of Western Ontario. He is a 3rd-dan black belt and a three-time Olympian who placed 4th in 1984. A member of the Canadian wrestling team for 10 years, Ray holds 16 Canadian national titles in the sport and was inducted into the Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1991.

    Tina Takahashi is a World University champion who has taught judo for the past 25 years. She was the first women’s Sport Canada carded athlete, the first coach of the women’s judo team at the 1988 Olympics, and the first Canadian woman to achieve the rank of 6th-degree black belt. In 1998, Tina was inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame.

    Reviews

    "Firmly grounded in theory, this book provides a stellar analysis of the influential role of perceived self-efficacy in athletic development and functioning.  It is uniquely broad in scope, offering a masterful overview of the foundation, research, and application of self-efficacy theory in the field of athletics.  Because of the scope and depth of coverage, this book is an invaluable resource for theorists and practitioners alike seeking an understanding of how beliefs of personal and collective efficacy contribute to the quality of athletic life.  But it is about more than sports.  The insights it provides can also serve one well in other life pursuits.  This is a truly outstanding book that has the makings of a classic in the field of athletics."

    -Albert Bandura

    "The benefits of this book reach well beyond just sports. The techniques are easy to learn and represent tools you will use throughout your career..."

    -Doody’s Review Service