Judo: History, Theory, Practice

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North Atlantic Books, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 194 pages
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Authors Vladimir Putin, Vasily Shestakov, and Alexy Levitsky give a complete history of judo, from its origins in Japanese jujitsu through its development into an Olympic sport, including Russia's contributions to the art. The rules and basic concepts are covered, followed by detailed instruction in break-falling, throwing techniques, and ground grappling. Judo theory is examined, and key practice points are presented, as well as strategies for the beginner and an exploration of kuzushi, Judo's art of unbalancing. Lastly, the authors present the self-defense techniques of judo and introduce the unique Russian art of combat sambo.
 

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A very interseting point of you on my favorite sport.
I like the link with Russian sambo that in my opinion really influenced the modern judo because competitors of the former soviet union changed
the stance by introducing some leveraging techniques.
If the purist dislike it, it is the modern judo.
like a langage a sport must evolve or ....
Thank you to President Putin for participating to such a work!
Frank
 

Contents

Preface
A Look at the Past 1
v
From the History of the Russian National Judo School 19
xxiii
The Competition Environment 25
xxix
Where Does the Study of judo Technique Begin? 49
liii
Basic Concepts
lxv
Why Does My Opponent Fall? 69
lxxiii
GroundFighting Techniques NeWaza 103
27
SelfDefense Techniques 131
55
The School of Combat Sambo 143
64
Theoretical Training
80
Health
90
Instead of a Conclusion 187
106
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Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, is well-known for his life-long love of judo and brings all of his experience to bear in writing this manual.

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