My Study of Judo (Paperback)

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My Study of Judo (Paperback)


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In this book, G. Koizumi, internationally known authority and the "father" of Judo in the West, draws upon his lifelong experience to present the principles and technical fundamentals of this exciting sport.

The various schools of Ju Jutsu including all their techniques, traditional methods and secrets of the art, are explained. Each position and throw is illustrated with a clear, easy-to-follow photograph.

The real value of Judo lies in the effects which the training produces on the state of the body and mind. The emphasis on both technique and philosophic rationale is what distinguishes My Study of Judo from other books on the subject.


G. Koizumi, 7th Dan, founded Judo in Great Britain and throughout Europe. He was the President of the Budokwai, London, the official headquarters of Judo, and President of the British Judo Association and British Council and Register of Black Belts.

In his early days he studied the various schools of ju jutsu, including 144 techniques of Akishima Ryu, before joining Tokyo's famous Kodokan in 1920. A dedicated judoka, he had spent all his spare time populating the Judo movement, and it was largely through his efforts that Judo was included in the International Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964.

Product Details ISBN: 9781958425398
ISBN-10: 1958425397
Publisher: Budoworks
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 238
Language: English