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A fully illustrated and authoritative manual giving step-by-step explanations, practical pointers, and thorough analyses of all the most commonly used techniques or wazas
Illustrated with over 550 black-and-white photographs. This book is an invaluable introduction for the beginner as well as a complete repertory for the advanced judoka.
Incisive descriptions of more than 70 hand throws, hip throws, leg throws, back and side throws, holding techniques, strangling techniques, armlock techniques, together with their variations and appropriate counter-techniques are included herein.
The introduction contains an outline description of the sport, its history and objectives, the contests and the grappling system, with a penetrating discussion of the principle of balance and minimum effort that is basic to a scientific understanding of the sport.
Shinzo Takagaki is an internationally known ninth-degree judo black belt and special instructor and member of the Committee of Kodokan.
Harold E. Sharp is a fourth degree black belt, student of the Kodokan, and presently director of the Judodan (Judo Institute) of Los Angeles.
By Shinzo Takagaki and Harold E. Sharp. Softcover. 160 pp.