Judo Unleashed! (9784805317464)

Martial Arts
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Tuttle Publishing
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with over 400 color photographs and illustrations

The ultimate Judo manual for all trainees—from novice to advanced!

Master instructor Neil Ohlenkamp has updated and expanded his best-selling Judo training manual for students at every level—from novice to advanced. Judo Unleashed! presents all the information needed by Judo trainees in a single comprehensive handbook!

This authoritative guide covers all the techniques of Judo officially recognized by the Kodokan Judo Institute, the birthplace and international headquarters of Judo, as well as other information needed to improve and expand your knowledge of this exciting sport:

  • The history of Judo and how it aims to promote character development
  • What you need to know about your Sensei (instructor) and Dojo (training school)
  • How to prepare for your first class, equipment to buy and dojo training etiquette
  • Basic terminology and the importance of understanding Judo's underlying philosophy
  • Principles of throwing (nage waza), grappling (katame waza) and striking (atemi waza)
  • The most important tournament rules, including scoring and penalties in competition
  • And much, much more!

From philosophical basics to advanced competitive techniques, this book is the true bible of the sport and the only manual you'll need as you advance through every level of your Judo training!

About the Author:
Neil Ohlenkamp has been a Judo instructor for over 50 years. He holds a 7th degree black belt and has earned the highest level of coach certification. He is the former head instructor at the Encino Judo Club in California and was head coach of the U.S. National Judo squad at the 1988 Paralympic Games and the 1989 World Championships for the Disabled. He holds black belt rank certificates from the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, the United States Judo Association, the United States Judo Federation, and the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation.