JIGORO KANO In the annals of Japan's modern martial arts, no name is better known than that of Jigoro Kano. Born in 1860 in Hyogo Prefecture, he created Kodokan Judo in 1882, the year after he graduated from Tokyo Imperial University, majoring in literature, politics, and political economy. He was a professor and principal of Gakushuin, principal of the First Higher School, and later, the Tokyo Higher Normal School, and in 1889, as a member of the Imperial Household Department, he made a study tour of European Educational institutions. He became the first Japanese member of the International Olympic Committee in 1909 and the first president of the Japan Amateur Sports Association when it was founded in 1911. Elected to the House of Peers in 1922, he died at sea aboard the Hikawa Maru in 1938 while returning from an IOC meeting in Cairo.
“Daigo’s book involves a revision of existing techniques that were re-classified, as well as some changes that were made by the Kodokan....Kodokan Judo Throwing Technique is a great source and reference for experienced judoka and easy enough to follow even for beginners.” —BookLoons.com
“The Canon of Judo provides a unique insight into judo’s spirit and techniques and, with very few exceptions, the content remains as relevant today and when it was originally written, half a century ago.” —Journal of Asian Martial Arts
JIGORO KANO, born in 1860 in Hyogo Prefecture, created Kodokan judo in 1882, the year after he graduated from Tokyo Imperial University. In 1969 he became the first Japanese member of the International Olympic Committee. Jigoro Kano died at sea in 1938 while returning from an IOC meeting in Cairo.
ISAO INOKUMA is a professor of physical education at Tokai University, standing trustee of International Budo University, an international refree, and a member of the supporting committee of the All-Japan Judo Federation. He twice won the All-Japan Judo Championship and was the gold medal winner in the heavyweight division of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He also won the open category in the Fourth World Judo Championships. NOBUYUKI SATO is a professor of physical education at Tokai University. Winner of the All-Japan Judo Championship in 1974 and the light-heavyweight titles of the Fifth and Eighth World Judo Championships, he is a member of the supporting committee of the All-Japan Judo Federation.
Following his collaboration with Jack Dempsey on the WWII standard, How to Fight Tough, this 1959 solo effort by B J Cosneck, American Combat Judo, is a lengthier training session in vicious close-in fighting skills. In it, Cosneck combines elements of jiu-jitsu, boxing, wrestling, savate and plain old dirty fighting into an easy-to-learn set of practical unarmed combat techniques designed to incapacitate any attacker as quickly and painfully as possible.
This illuminating work outlines the essential principles and techniques that define the art of throwing in most martial arts. More than 1,200 outstanding photographs introduce over 130 practical techniques encompassing all types of throws: shoulder throws, hip throws, hand throws, leg throws...