Judo: History, Theory, Practice
North Atlantic Books, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 194 pages
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!
A Look at the Past 1
From the History of the Russian National Judo School 19
The Competition Environment 25
Where Does the Study of judo Technique Begin? 49
Why Does My Opponent Fall? 69
GroundFighting Techniques NeWaza 103
SelfDefense Techniques 131
The School of Combat Sambo 143
Instead of a Conclusion 187