In the "Classic Judo” Series, Hal Sharp has captured the history of Judo with extremely rare footage featuring the legends of the art. This re-mastered and fully revised series, brings you the “Titans of Kodokan” as never-seen-before. It is an absolute treasure for anyone interested in the history of Japanese Judo and Budo. Each volume is presented in an organized format with the legendary Judo masters showing you their favorite techniques and the intricate details of how and why they work. You will learn directly from the best Judo master in history. This DVD series is guaranteed to take your Judo skills to an all-new level of understanding and ability.
DVD 4: Classic Judo Competition Techniques (63 min), shows masters Osawa, Matsushita, Asahi, Hattori, Shibayama, Miura, Ikeda, Yoshiaki, and Mizutani explaining their favorite techniques. They show the timing, the control, the combinations, and the applications of each technique plus the ground work and counter throws for which the masters became famous.
DVD 5: Favorite Judo Techniques of the Masters (64 min), brings the Judo's top masters that Jigoro Kano himself trained. The great masters at their best! Shot in the early 1950's at the Kodokan and in village dojos in Japan by Hal Sharp. This is the way Judo is! Author also uses little yellow filters to isolate the exact nuances in many of the techniques.
DVD 6: Tsukamoto's Judo & Self-Defense (48 min.), shows master Tsukamoto's practical Judo method against strikes and knife attacks. Tsukamoto created this method based on his practical experience in combat. This DVD includes a bonus section with Hosogawa's Taiho Jutsu, the method used in the Tokyo Police Dept.
1. Throwing techniques
2. Counter throws
3. Holding techniques
5. Arm locks
7. Taiho jutsu