A Complete Guide to Judo

A Complete Guide to Judo

by Roberto Ghetti


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Master the Throwing and Holding Techniques of Judo, Created and codified by Jigoro Kano in 1882, the discipline of judo is considered both a martial art and a sport. Known widely for its throwing, grappling, and striking techniques, this martial art was initially developed for personal practice. Judo's popularity with practitioners all over the world, however, has elevated us status to that of an official Olympic sport. This book provides readers with a comprehensive study of basic movements and techniques practiced in judo. Novice judokas (students) will be introduced to the basic tenets of the discipline, and seasoned students will enjoy insights into the history and philosophy of the martial art. The moment to start practicing has arrived: put on your judogi and get started!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766085473
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Series: Mastering Martial Arts
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

How to Use This Book 5

The History of Judo: The Method of Adaptability 6

The Difference Between Ju Do and Ju Jitsu 6

Jigoro Kano and the Birth of Judo 7

Judo as an Athletic Discipline 11

Judo Practice 13

Place and Equipment 13

Training 14

Fundamentals 19

Balance and Application Techniques 22

Nage Waza: Throwing Techniques 24

Tachi Waza 25

Sutemi Waza 79

Katame Waza: Holding Techniques 99

First Group: Osaekomi Waza 100

Second Group: Shime Waza 106

Third Group: Kansetsu Waza 114

Glossary 121

Further Reading 125

Index 126

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