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Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students

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"The Secrets of Judo: A Textbook for Instructors and Students" is a revealing 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 re ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Tuttle Publishing (first published July 15th 1990)
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Bernie Gourley
Every once in a while, one stumbles onto a book that one feels desperately needed writing but which one thought didn’t yet exist. In the case of The Secrets of Judo, the book has been around for almost 60 years. First off, a more telling title for this book would be “The Science of Judo” or “The Physics of Judo.” It’s not a book that deals in arcane knowledge, as its title might suggest, but rather applies science to the skills of throwing, pinning, and submitting seen in judo.

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Jacob Lehman
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Physics-based dissection of a lot of Judo throws, holds, and locks. Actually quite good illustrations/diagrams, and a few throws/hold-downs that could be modified for safe performance on stage (unlike much judo, where the falls can be challenging for a relatively untrained actor on a hard stage).
Daniel Wise
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Technical instructions. Lots of angles and concepts. Not a fun, light read. More for those looking for a more technical understanding of common judo movements.
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