Judo is known as the gentle martial art, but when two judokas square off, the action is fast and furious. Yet the art and sport forms of judo both require great control and swiftness. Indeed, a key to greatness in the sport is the ability to use an opponent’s own strength against him rather than trying to subdue or combat it.
Competitive Judo is your guide to developing the technical skills, tactical maneuvers, and proper mind-set to achieve ultimate success in the sport. Master the use of various grips such as the sleeve lapel and double lapel, as well as popular throws such as the leg grab (te waza). The book also details how to set up throw attacks for inducing opposite reaction in the opponent, use stepping patterns, execute combination techniques, and utilize blocks and stumbles. In setting up groundwork techniques, various transitions, combination ground techniques, and reversals are also covered in depth.
Long-time elite competitor and coach Ron Angus covers every facet of being a winning judoka, from scouting your opponent to building strength and speed to recovering. Apply his advice on training and competing, and then experience the excitement of scoring ippon in your next shiai.
About the Author
Ron Angus is a 5th degree black belt, who has practiced judo for 42 years and has taught and studied the sport in more than 15 countries. As a competitor, Angus represented Canada at one Commonwealth Game and three Commonwealth Championships, and he was a 10-time World Masters Champion. He has competed in 23 consecutive Senior Nationals, 22 Canadian Nationals, and one British National Championship.
As the New Zealand National Team North American Project coach from 1984 to 1996, Angus led teams to three World Championships and to the 1996 Olympic Games. In addition, he has produced both national and international champions in judo, sambo, and grappling.
Table of Contents
Part I Techniques
Chapter 1. IJF Rules of Competition
Chapter 2. Offensive and Defensive Body Positioning
Chapter 3. Throws and Throw Counters
Chapter 4. Chokes, Locks, Holds, and Groundwork Counters
Part II Tactics and Strategy
Chapter 5. Setting Up a Throw Attack
Chapter 6. Setting Up Groundwork Techniques
Chapter 7. Scouting and Analyzing the Opponent
Chapter 8. Developing and Modifying a Match Plan
Part III Competition
Chapter 9. Building Aerobic and Anaerobic Endurance
Chapter 10. Increasing Judo Specific Strength and Speed
Chapter 11. Creating a Conditioning Program
Chapter 12. Focusing and Recovering