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Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques [Hardcover]

By Toshiro Daigo & Francoise White (Translator)
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Throughout the long history of Japan's martial traditions, judo has evolved into one of the nation's richest and most revered cultural legacies. The vast array of judo techniques has branched out into three distinct categories: throwing techniques, grappling techniques, and striking techniques. Of these, throwing techniques (nage-waza) represent some of the most dynamic and compelling aspects of this world-famous martial art.
Recent developments in competition (shiai) and free practice (randori) have seen an increase in the number of forms of nage-waza, leading to often confusing interpretations of the techniques' names. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to provide a comprehensive and correct classification of nage-waza terminology as used in both competition and practice. All the sixty-seven official Kodokan throwing techniques and their various forms are explained thoroughly and concisely, and over 1,800 photographs accompany the text to provide the reader with the most comprehensive guide to judo's throwing forms to date.
For many years author Toshiro Daigo has held the prestigious position of chief instructor at the Kodokan, regarded as the mecca for all judo enthusiasts, and this book is the result of painstaking research into the constantly changing forms of judo's nage-waza. It will be an invaluable resource for practitioners everywhere.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   284
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   2.24 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
Publisher   Kodansha International
ISBN  4770023308  
ISBN13  9784770023308  

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2Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Martial Arts > Martial Arts
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Reviews - What do customers think about Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques?

Great!!  Apr 5, 2008
The book is a grea resource for any wanting help with this form of Judo. This book came exactly as they said it would.
An absolutely essential reference  Feb 13, 2008
Of all the books available on Judo today, this book is the most up-to-date and more complete reference work on Judo throwing techniques. Not only does it cover all the throws, but it covers the modern variations of the throws.

The book is clearly written and provides more than enough pictures to show what it is the authors are talking about.
Excellent book about judo throws.  Dec 1, 2007
I bought this book because I needed some info on throws specially from the Kodokan. This book is amazing!!! If you are into judo or any other martial art who focus on throws or grappling, you will not be disappointed. This book focus on all the throws needed to pass a test or to expand your knowledge in judo. Highly recommended!!!
A fine book.  Apr 2, 2007
The other reviews give a good overview of what this book contains.
Kodokan Throwing Techniques- Daigo  Mar 6, 2007
Excellent detail regarding optional techniques/variations.
I am very impressed with the sequence detail of the photographs.
Also, counters well explained.

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