Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938), a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his personal and professional style, and he relentlessly searched for the best way to practice, teach, and perform techniques. This biography shows how Kano saw judo as a vehicle not just for self-defense, but for physical, spiritual, and moral development as well. His teachings clearly emphasize his ideal of judo as a way of self-cultivation that leads to physical health, ethical behavior, and ultimately a better society. Kano was a tireless activist who promoted the practical application of judo’s principles in all realms of life—in one’s personal behavior, for education, in work, for economic benefit, and in both the local and international political arenas. Kano’s students were a colorful, sometimes notorious bunch, and this book reveals how several went on to become famous—or infamous—in their own right. They include a prime minister of Japan, the leader of the Communist party in China, a famous novelist, a spy, high-level military leaders, and a media mogul, among many others.
In 1882 Jigoro Kano (1860-1938) founded Kodokan Judo at Eishoji Temple in Tokyo. It was the culmination of a lifelong devotion to the jujutsu of the past, which he reorganized while taking great care to retain its classical traditions. Historically, martial arts were practiced only by the elite in Japan. Kano, a renowned educator as well as a sportsman, is credited with popularizing the martial arts, and in particular, judo, among people in all levels of society. When he was young, Kano studied jujutsu, a martial art practiced in Japan since feudal times, which involved throwing, hitting, kicking, stabbing, slashing, choking, bending and twisting limbs-and defenses against these attacks. After years of studying, he realized that although many different jujutsu techniques were taught, there was no one core value holding them together. Kano identified an all-pervasive principle- to make the most efficient use of mental and physical energy-and combined only those techniques in which this principle was correctly applied into modern judo. "Ju" means gentleness or giving way. "Do" means principle or the way. Judo, therefore is the Way of Gentleness, which implies that first giving way leads to ultimate victory. The Kodokan is literally, "the school for studying the Way." This book is a collection of Kano's essential teachings, selected and compiled from his wealth of writings and lectures spanning a period of fifty-one years. Today the International Judo Federation has 187 member countries and regions. As an official sport of the Olympic Games, judo has inspired young people of all nationalities, and Kodokan is universally recognized as the Mecca of Judo.
The Secrets of Judo is a revealing Japanese martial arts manual that focuses primarily on the scientific principles at work in judo. It offers 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. This Judo guide features sections on: 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
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. Over a hundred years ago Jigoro Kano mastered swordsmanship and hand-to-hand combat. Failing to discover any underlying principle, he set about designing a new martial art to reflect the concept of maximum efficiency in the use of physical and mental energy. Today, the concepts and techniques of judo taught at the Kodokan are the ones originally devised by their creator and collected together in this book. Covering everything from the fundamental techniques to prearranged formal exercises for both men and women, the book offers detailed explanations of how techniques are combined in two types of practice: randori (free practice) and kata (the practice of forms). In addition to a discussion of traditional methods of resuscitation, the book concludes with a useful appendix of information on the founder and the Kodokan International Judo Center, and a glossary of judo terminology. Fully illustrated throughout, Kodokan Judo will help students and instructors everywhere to discover the principles, techniques, and spirit of this popular martial art.
From the founder of the renowned Verbal Judo Institute What you say and how you say it critically impacts the outcome of your contact with people...be it subjects on the street or officers in your agency. - Discover the linguistic structures and strategies that made Verbal Judo so popular - Learn to apply both the art and science of using words & phrases to lead, persuade, clarify, diffuse...and generally navigate nearly any situation. - Become a solid, respected and highly effective leader Effective Communication Makes Effective Leaders Learn... - 3 key leadership ingredients - Behavior correction skills - Real lessons from the field - How to avoid ego errors - Communication profiling - The true power of listening
Does your child have a knack for mixed martial arts and unarmed combat? Nourish their young mind with this activity book that showcases the sport Judo. Befriend the Judoka fox and Judoka rabbit as they battle their way to becoming the ultimate judo champion! You will thoroughly enjoy coloring the beautifully illustrated pages of throwing, grappling, and striking techniques set in different Dojos. Your mind will also be challenged to think by solving mazes and matching games. Learn something new while encouraging creativity as you go through this amazing coloring book.
Immerse yourself in the art and sport of judo like never before in Mastering Judo. Gain a rich understanding of the philosophy, history, and practices that distinguish judo from other martial arts. Become more proficient in the techniques, tactics, and training necessary to rise through the ranks. Mastering Judo will add to your appreciation of the principles that distinguish the art in formal exercises (kata) and to your toughness and spontaneity in both freestyle fighting (randori) and competitive matches (shiai). Firmer grounding in the roots and wisdom of traditional judo practices will enhance your ability to use your body and your mind to the ultimate advantage when facing an opponent. Written by the Takahashi family, with more than 200 years of experience teaching, coaching, and competing in judo throughout the world, this resource crosses both generation and national boundaries in its approach and application.
This biography offers an in-depth look at the life of Jigoro Kano (1860-1938),he founder of Judo and the driving force behind the Olympic event practisedy millions worldwide.
The three body-mind relationship goals that Jigoro Kano advised his judo students to aspire to; namely, to perfect themselves physically, intellectually and morally are all aimed at the same objective - self-improvement. The first goal is perhaps the easiest and the one that many judokas achieve by gaining a dan grade, after a few years’ training, and perhaps by winning a few medals along the way. The next two goals are psychological in nature and usually take longer to attain. The intellectual goal is focused on educating oneself for what one wishes to become in life, whether it be an engineer, a teacher, an accountant or whatever one’s desire. These goals, however, often require much book learning. Because ‘time and tide wait for no man’ one must read, read and read some more in order to expand one’s vocabulary and acquire the necessary knowledge. The third goal is mainly focused on the moral lessons that one should have learnt after completion of the previous two. These teachings should prove useful in helping one to succeed in one’s endeavors and enable one to impart proper moral guidance to others, especially the young when teaching judo.
JUDO FOR EVERYONE NOT JUST FOR THE ATHLETICALLY INCLINED Judo for Everyone addresses the following problems that have always existed in judo: PROBLEM – Beginners being abruptly placed in the sink or swim pool of standing randori. SOLUTION – To have a method that gradually introduces beginners to the competitive skills needed for standing randori. PROBLEM – Having only one type of standing randori which has a concrete boundary of contest at one end and an ill-defined, indistinct, boundary at the other end. SOLUTION – To have three types of standing randori whose boundaries are well defined and practical to work within. PROBLEM – Having only one type of contest that is too difficult and too physically demanding for many people. *SOLUTION – To have three different types of contest with varying degrees of challenge. *Catering to different levels of skill, interest, fitness and age. How exciting! It’s so cool to see the finished product, I hope you are happy with it all. Thank you again for allowing me to be a test dummy. We have already started teaching everyone at our school your system and it’s very interesting to see how people’s randori changes because of it. Just the other day, I was doing randori with a Shodan and he went for Ippon Seoi Nage and I floated around without a second thought. It wasn’t until he made a comment about it that I even thought a thing of it. Parker (One of the yellow belts in the YouTube films)
Learn the basics of Judo with this invaluable martial arts guide. The Sport of Judo an invaluable resource for any beginning judoka or teacher, comprises a point-by-point demonstration and explanation of over 50 essential judo techniques, as practiced as the international home of judo, the Kodokan Institute in Tokyo. Judo, the "gentle way" based on the ancient Japanese martial art of jiujutsu (or jujutsu) and now a premier modern Olympic sport, is systematically presented in this book. This martial arts classic includes a brief history of development and spread of judo, as well as a discussion of judo competition, including Kodokan contest rules, and a complete glossary of terms.
Judo is best known as an Olympic combat sport whose highlights are spectacular throws, sometimes followed by devastating armbars or strangulations on the ground. But this is only one aspect of judo. Judo is also a system of self-defense, a system of physical education, and a philosophy. This book explores some of the different aspects of the way of gentleness, including its history, purpose, technical foundations, and cultural context.
The distillation of years of study and practice of Judo, this book will be a real eye-opener for anybody that mistakenly thinks of Judo being first and foremost a sport.Thoroughly researched, Applying the Right Amount of Force charts the use of Judo as a tool for controlling an adversary in a real fight. The book details the spread of Judo across the world of police and military operations, noting key individuals who have helped influence various outfits. The development of tai-ho-jutsu and Sambo are also chronicled as relevant developments of Kano's ideas and system.Kano's not only distilled the best from Japan's ancient jujutsu arts, but he devised a training method that has lasted the test of time. Incorporating strikes as well as locks and throws into his system, he also understood that the way techniques are trained is vital to efficacy. This book not only traces the use of Judo as a fighting system, but looks at the way that Kano's method has influenced the way police and military prepare individuals for physical confrontation. With a degree in psychology to go along with his decades of judo experience, David Hammond explains philosophical, psychological and physiological processes that Kano incorporated into Judo, processes that are widely used by today's security trainer professionals.As well as charting the development and use of Judo in security settings, this book is also a practical manual, with examples of techniques that are highly relevant to real security work. Often these techniques are accompanied with tales of their use in live situation by the author or his colleagues.Judo, as it's founder Dr Jigoro Kano pointed out, is "the study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue and, when attacked, defend yourself." It has been used extensively within the security world and although the terminology may change, Kano's teachings of the reality of physical conflict are still highly valued today by those who train to use violence on a regular basis.
My Judo Counters & Combinations—Volume 2 depicts the martial art not only from a competitor's point of view, but also from an instructor's aspect, any martial arts trainer would be mad not to hold a copy. It religiously follows the teachings of the great architect of Judo, ‘Professor Jigoro Kano'—a master who has always tried to expand a Judoka's education and encouraged his students to apply their own minds to inventing new moves and counter moves. In striving to achieve Professor Kano’s aims, one can only begin to understand the true mechanics of the sport of Judo as a self-defense mechanism and, indeed, the creed that underscores this martial art. In this book, the author shares a brief history of Judo and how it has become a way of life for him—a passion that he wishes to share with the people around him. As well, My Judo Counters & Combinations—Volume 2 aims to explain and provide visual examples of Judo Methods which include techniques—from the intermediate methods of foot and leg reaps, foot sweeps to high end hips and major leg throws, most commanly used in MMA today, followed by 4-5 counters and combination for each method. The easy step by step photos will guide you through a world not published before, making it one of the must volumes to have at home or at the do-jo Judo is an acquired art and once one is trained in its mechanics, it will become a lifetime skill that will enrich his or her life. Volume 2 is not a beginner’s training book. It would be best used as a training and education manual designed to compliment one's study of the sport of Judo such as the course of sports coaching specialising in martial arts. Most of the techniques shown can be used in all martial art type sport such as Judo, striking Jujutsu and full submission no rules contest. Volume 2 has all the good methods used in MMA caged fights, once you learn the method countering will never be the same. I personaly have won just about all my MMA events using this manual.
My Judo Counters & Combinations - Volume 1 depicts the martial art not only from a competitor’s point of view, but also from an instructor's aspect. It religiously follows the teachings of the great architect of Judo, 'Professor Jigoro Kano'—a master who has always tried to expand a Judoka's education and encouraged his students to apply their own minds to inventing new moves and counter moves. In striving to achieve Professor Kano's aims, one can only begin to understand the true mechanics of the sport of Judo as a self-defense mechanism and, indeed, the creed that underscores this martial art. In this book, the author shares a brief history of Judo and how it has become a way of life for him—a passion that he wishes to share with the people around him. As well, My Judo Counters & Combinations - Volume 1 aims to explain and provide visual examples of Judo Methods which include techniques—from the basics methods from easy foot sweeps to hips throws, followed by 3-4 counters and combination for each method. The easy step by step photos will guide you through a world not published before, making it one of the must volumes to have at home or at the do-jo Judo is an acquired art and once one is trained in its mechanics, it will become a lifetime skill that will enrich his or her life. This is not a beginner's training book. It would be best used as a training and education manual designed to compliment one's study of the sport of Judo such as the course of sports coaching. Most of the techniques shown can be used in all martial art type sport such as Judo, striking Jujutsu and full submission no rules contest.
Yoffie (international business administration, Harvard Business School) and Kwak (research associate, Harvard Business School) use examples from companies such as Wal-Mart, Charles Schwab, Palm Computing, and RealNetworks to illustrate the ways that modern business strategy is analogous to Judo strategy, namely: use your opponents' size and strength to bring them down. The first three chapters lay out the principles of Judo strategy, movement, balance, and leverage, while the second section offers case examples of business people the authors call Judo Masters. c. Book News Inc.
This book explains the principles of judo and aikido in order to show their fundamental relationship to the basis of happiness, justice, freedom, and world peace as presented in macrobiotic theory. Previously published as The Art of Peace.
A product of over twenty years of exhaustive research, Judo Training Methods is a comprehensive examination of the Japanese Judo. Written by martial arts authority Donn Draeger and judo champion and instructor Takahiko Ishikawa, it is an expert martial arts guide. Although the examples are geared toward judo, the training and conditioning methods set out are valuable for all martial artists and athletes, whatever their art or sport. Judo Training Methods is an "encyclopedia of judo" covering not only Judo techniques and training methods but also dojo etiquette, tournament rules, and promotion requirements. This illustrated judo book features over 1,000 photos and 200 conditioning exercises. A perfect introduction to Judo for beginners, the exercises in this classic text are also valuable conditioning exercises for football, basketball, track, swimming, wrestling, boxing, tennis, baseball, mixed martial arts and more! Chapters introduce readers to the principles and practice of Judo, including: Physical Judo Re-Examined Classification of Exercises and Muscle Groups Kinesiological Principles About Muscle Judo Training Advice Judo and Weight Training Judo Training Routines Preparatory Exercises Supplementary Exercises Compound Exercises Auxiliary Exercises