The Sport of Judo

Martial Arts
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Tuttle Publishing
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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.

About the Author:
Kiyoshi Kobayashi is a lifelong practitioner, researcher, and teacher of judo. He lives in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Harold Sharp has taught and written extensively on judo, for both children and adults, and is the author of Boys' Judo and, with Shinzo Takagaki, of The Techniques of Judo. he holds the rank of 7th dan and lives in Los Angeles, CA.