The Techniques of Judo is the authoritative manual for all the most commonly used techniques or wazas of judo. Illustrated with over 550 black & white photographs, this classic and invaluable text introduces judo techniques in careful step-by-step instructions, allowing anyone to begin practicing at home. For the advanced judoka, a complete repertoire of hand throws, hip throws, leg throws, back and side throws, holding, strangling and armlock techniques, together with their variations and appropriate counterattacks, is provided. This incisive, practical advice is complemented with a penetrating discussion of the history and objectives of the sport, illuminating the principles of balance and minimum effort that make judo possible.
About the Author
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.