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Mind Over Muscle: Writings from the Founder of Judo

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In 1882 Jigoro Kano (1860-1938) founded Kodokan Judo at Eishoji Temple in Tokyo. It was the culmination of a lifelong devotion to the jujutsu of the past, which he reorganized while taking great care to retain its classical traditions. Historically, martial arts were practiced only by the elite in Japan. Kano, a renowned educator as well as a sportsman, is credited with ...more
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Published January 1st 2006 by Kodansha
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Annette
我一直以為柔道的基本理念是以柔克剛其實是精力善用和自他共榮創始人 Kano 還說練柔道的終極目標是為社會做貢獻通過練柔道培養出的強健體魄沒有很多道的感覺Kano 建立的講道館柔道非常實用主義 Kano 是個很有 ambition 的人他說大學剛畢業的時候想當首相或者百萬富翁後來覺得唯有教育事業最崇高最能夠流芳百世於是他選擇教育事業這個因果關係說明他不是一個超脫的人看這本書反而減弱了我對柔道的興趣因為我不是實用主義也不知道為什麼要為社會做貢獻如何做貢獻教育是否真的可以讓社會變得更好這裡的好又由誰來定義我對人類命運的整體走向一直無法樂觀對世界改良論也無法認同我想要樂觀也想要認同但不是靠欺騙自己的判斷從明治維新時代開始日本擯棄一些亞洲價值來學習西方Kano 覺得當日本向其他國家學習了很多東西卻沒有什麼能教給其他國家時日本會感覺慚愧而且被看不起所以他向世界推廣柔道因為自己是日本人日本被看不起就是他被看不起他這麼要強的一個人由於日本國土資源特別少追求效用最大化和國際合作是很自然且唯一的生存之道說柔道是日本道也不為過跟 Shunryu Suzuki 萬物一全的禪道有地天之別我更喜歡後者兩者互補一下 ...more
Evghenii Filipenco
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Раскрывает простые, но глубокие принципы, которые закладывал основатель дзюдо в свою систему. 
Kunal Popalghat
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Joseph
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Containing many segments from writings, lectures, and letters by renowned Judo founder, teacher, and Martial Arts Master Jigoro Kano, 'Mind over Muscle' speaks of both the practical and ideal elements to the philosophic lessons of Judo, as well as Sensei Kano's intended hopes for Judo and for all Martial Arts' futures.

His focus is clear, as his love for humanity and for learning abound in a free flowing, hard hitting report of the need for increased and sophisticated Physical Education as a
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Patrick
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book contains writings from the founder of judo - Jigoro Kano. Contrary to popular belief, judo is not just a sport, it is also a life philosophy. I highly recommend the book to all judo enthusiasts who wish to expand their knowledge concerning the origin and purpose of Jigoro Kano's creation.
Tim
This book is OK. Part one was very informative, but parts two and three seemed to be disjoint and the author tends to ramble. i heard that the latter parts of the book were edited together from writings from different parts of Kano Sensei's life. That might explain the lack of cohesiveness.
Michael
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
An interesting collection of essays and letters that outlines the development of Kano's philosophical foundations for a Japanese contribution to modernity.
Bill
Jan 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Excellent background on the nature of Judo and why Judoka train the way they do/ There is a lot to absorb here for such a thin book.
William Kincaid
Excellent book inspired me to keep teaching another 3 years.
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Kanō Jigorō (嘉納 治五郎?, 28 October 1860 4 May 1938) was the founder of judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport. Pedagogical innovations attributed to Kanō include the use of black and white belts, and the introduction of dan ranking to show the relative ranking between members of a martial art ...more

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