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Judo : the essential guide to mastering the art

Author: Alex Butcher
Publisher: London : New Holland, 2003.
Series: Martial arts series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Judo is a sport, a fighting art and a popular way to keep fit. This colour guide should suit both beginners and intermediate judoka who wish to learn important elementary principles and the basic  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Butcher
ISBN: 1859747205 9781859747209
OCLC Number: 51483263
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Includes index.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction 8; A brief history of the development of Judo throughout the world; and an introduction into the world of the judoka; Getting started 14; A look at the basic elements of judo, including attire and behaviour, and the underlying principles and philosophy; Falling 24; An explanation of one of the key disciplines of judo; and how this may be executed safely and effectively; Groundwork 34; Learning the fundamental elements of grappling, pinning; and strangulation techniques executed on the mat; Standing and Throwing 58; Understanding the basic requirements for balance and stance, throws and reaps, sweeps and drops; Advanced Techniques 74; Mastering the technical combinations required in advanced; judo and in the competitive arena; Self-defence 88; Learning to defend yourself against an attack by applying specific judo techniques; Useful Contacts 92; Glossary 94; Index 95; Photographic Credits 96
Series Title: Martial arts series.
Responsibility: Alex Butcher.


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