The Canon of Judo

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  1. Chandler sama

    Chandler sama Green Belt

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    I just bought this book today and I have to say it's really good. The most suprising thing is the amount of good info on ground techniques. It has a few arm locks I haven't seen before and some more advanced techniques that are similar to things you'd see in a bjj book. One move that really suprised me was the reversal of Ushiro-goshi (similar to a back suplex). As I looked at it I noticed it was the move that Saku broke Renzo's arm with. Anyways, I thought it was something people might want to pickup or thumb through if you're ever at Barnes and Nobles.
     
  2. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    Yeah, I was surprised that we do alot of groundwork at my judo school (jus strating). Alot of the groundwork we do is kinda similar to bjj (the subs). Anyway, sounds like a good book, I'l proly check it out next time I'm at barnes & nobles.
     
  3. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    It is a great book, there is even leg locks in it. It is like $30 or so, when I get the extra money I will pick it up.
     
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    Dedicado Machetero

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    Speaking of good books: "Chin Na In, Groundfighting" is pretty dope. Very well presented. Good pictures, good techs. Cheap!
     
  5. Bubble Boy

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    The Canon of Judo by Kyuzo Mifune is a great book. The one on the shelves now is a new revised edition of Canon of Judo published in 1960. It's also newly translated because the original translation was supposedly pretty weak. A note from the publisher reads: "The reader may find some of the matters discussed have dated somewhat, but, out of respect for the author, this publication aims to be as true to the original as possible, so very little of the contect has been changed."

    The demostrations in this book are all by Mifune when he was about 70 years old. I can't imagine what a force this guy must have been in his younger years. The leg locks and ankle cranks were a nice suprise. Some of the counters to throws are interesting.

    Good book, especially for it's historical value, and the old school judo techniques(some of which seems to have been forgotten these days).
     
  6. JoeU1741

    JoeU1741 Yellow Belt

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    Great book, was pretty happy with it, but had to shell out a bit more cash since it's in hardback. Also the original Kodokan Judo by Kano is really good too, although with both there is obviously lots of overlap.

    Great to see Judo at it's roots, pretty devistating stuff.
     
  7. TJS

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    I have never seen it at barnes & Nobles...
     

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