NEWAZA: Revealing the Secrets of Kosen Judo Grappling Techniques Book by Masahiko Kimura
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Newaza, grappling techniques, developed in early 1900’s (especially kosen-judo*) comprise a valuable aspect of Kodokan Judo. These techniques have been handed down from generation to generation, and constitute a fascinating and rewarding area of study suitable for all practitioners.
This book has been designed to provide experienced practitioners with a guide to expanding his or her repertoire of ne-waza from classic to cutting-edge techniques. The authors have endeavored to compile a comprehensive record of methods developed in the past and present, which it is hoped will serve as a source of inspiration for all.
* Kosen-judo is the name of judo practiced at schools in the pre-war high school system in Japan. It allowed hikikomi (pulling down the opponent into ne-waza) and promoted a remarkable development of ne-waza skills in the history of judo. Even today, seven national universities in Japan (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, and Kyushu) allow hikikomi in their judo competition.
# of pages: 274