The Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students

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Tuttle Publishing, Jul 15, 1990 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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The Secrets of Judo: A Textbook for Instructors and Students is a revealing Japanese martial arts classic that focuses primarily on the scientific principles at work in judo, offering 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. Contents include:
  • 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

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The emphasis of this book is on the physics of throws and grappling.

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