Beginners Guide to Judo - Paperback & Ebook

An Introduction to Judo CONTENTS


FOREWORD byKeith Remfry, 7th Dan Olympic Medallist


1  HISTORY

Samurai Warriors - The Conception of Judo

Ju-Jitsu Versus Judo - 20th Century Expansion

The End of an Era - Post War Years- Future of Judo


2  GETTING STARTED

Before You Start - Finding a Club and Instructor

How To Begin - What To Expect

Club Discipline and Etiquette - Progress

Gradings and Promotion - Injuries


3  PHILOSOPHY AND BENEFITS OF JUDO

What is Judo?  - Ju - Gentle - Zen and Judo

Physical Fitness - Confidence - Zanshin Awareness

Everyday Life - Mind, Body, Spirit


4  JUDO TECHNIQUES AND TRADITIONAL  

METHODS OF PRACTICE

Warming Up - Ukemi, The Art of Falling

Tachiwaza, Throwing - Osae-Waza, Immobilisation Holds

Kansetsu-Waza, Armlocking - Shime-Waza, Strangulation

Atemi-Waza, Striking Techniques - Randori, Free Practice


5  PRACTICE OUTSIDE THE CLUB

Jogging or Walking - Yoga - Meditation - Relaxation - Breathing - Diet


6  TRADITION v. SPORT

Competition Judo - Sporting Benefits -  Successful Competitors - Making A Decision


7  JUDO AS SELF DEFENCE

What is self defence? - What to do if you are attacked

The Ultimate Method of Defence -  Urban Street Fighting and Judo


8  JUDO, CHILDREN AND THE DISABLED

Children and Judo - Judo in Japanese Schools - Judo for the Physically Disabled


9  EPILOGUE

'The Contribution of Judo to Education' by Jigoro Kano -

Postscript : Back To Square One




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