The Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students

The Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students

by Jiichi Watanabe, Lindy Avakian
     
 

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The Secrets of Judo: A Textbook for Instructors and Students is a revealing Japanese martial arts classic that focuses primarily on the scientific principles at work in judo, offering clear-cut explanations of the numerous techniques involved in throwing and grappling. In addition to the precise detailing of judo's physical aspects, this book provides insightsSee more details below

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The Secrets of Judo: A Textbook for Instructors and Students is a revealing Japanese martial arts classic that focuses primarily on the scientific principles at work in judo, offering clear-cut explanations of the numerous techniques involved in throwing and grappling. In addition to the precise detailing of judo's physical aspects, this book provides insights into the psychological factors related to judo's underlying philosophy. The Secrets of Judo, a fascinating and valuable work since its original publication in 1959, sets out a comprehensive course to achieve maximum efficient use of mental and physical energy that remains as vital and fresh as when first recommended by Risei Kano, president of the Kodokan, on its original publication. Contents include:

  • The Art and Science of Judo
  • How Can Dynamics Be Applied to Judo?
  • Three Principles for Practicing Judo
  • Three Laws of Motion
  • Kinds of Force
  • Acting State of Force
  • How to Practice Throwing
  • How to Practice Grappling

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"...an interesting window into the past of martial arts."—TheFightNerd.com

"There have been many books on judo—some highly competent, others well-written or well-illustrated, some fit for beginners, others for the advanced student. To have all these in a single volume is unusual...The Secrets of Judo...is such a book."—San Francisco Chronicle

"For the teacher or the serious student of judo who desires to know the 'why' of what he does, this book is a must."—Journal of the Association for Physical and Mental Rehabilitation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462902637
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
613,507
File size:
4 MB

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