Dynamic Judo - Throwing Techniques

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Author: Kazuzo Kudo
Pub: 1967 by Japan Publications Trading Co.
Pages: 224
Out of Print


This is a two volume set, the red cover is throwing techniques, and the green cover is grappling techniques. You may also have seen this set of books in paperback - renamed 'Judo in Action'. (See Note) If you cannot find this book, 'Judo in Action' is a good substitute. These books contain the type of detail that really makes a difference in your technique. Includes 'special hints' and 'key points', as well as follow-up attacks and escapes. These books are out of print, and close to impossible to find. And when you find them, you'll pay an arm and a leg for them... (and count yourself lucky!)

(Note: The only major difference that I can tell between the paperback 'Judo in Action' and "Dynamic Judo" is that the 'Judo in Action' cuts out the 'followup' attacks given for each technique, and the index.)

Table of Contents


  5 Preface
  6 Contents
  9 About Judo
 lO Folio of Champions

l  Fundamentals

 25  The throwing techniques
 25  Positions
 27  Standing together (kumikata)
 28  Where to look
 29  Body movements
 30  Using your strength
 32  Forcing your opponent off balance (kuzushi)
 36  Preparatory moves and the attack
 38  Falling methods
 45  Throwing training
2    Hand techniques

 52  TAI-OTOSHI (body drop)
 58  SEOI-NAGE (back-carry throw)
 62  IPPON-SEOI-NAGE (one-arm back-carry throw)
 66  KATA-GURUMA (shoulder whirl)
 70  UKI-OTOSHI (floating drop)
 72  SUMI-OTOSHI (corner drop)
 74  SUKUI-NAGE (scoop throw)
 78  SOTO-MAKIKOMI (outside wrap-around throw)
 82  MOROTE-GARI (two-arm clip)
 84  KUCHIKI-TAOSHI (dead-tree drop)

3    Hip techniques

 88  HARAI-GOSHI (hip sweep)
 92  UKI-GOSHI (rising-hip throw)
 96  TSURI-KOMI-GOSHI (lift-pull hip throw)
100  SODE-TSURI-KOMI-GOSHI (hip throw with a rising sleeve pull)
103  HANE-GOSHI (hip spring)
107  HANE-MAKIKOMI (spring wrap-around)
108  UCHIMATA (thigh throw)
112  OGOSHI (hip roll)
114  KOSHI-GURUMA (hip whirl)
117  USHIRO-GOSHI (back-lift throw)
120  UTSURI-GOSHI (hip-shift)
122  TSURI-GOSHI (lifting hip throw)
4    Leg techniques

128  OUCHI-GARI (big inside clip)
134  OSOTO-OTOSHI (big outside drop)
135  OSOTO-GARI (big outside clip)
140  SASAE-TSURI-KOMI-ASHI (lifting-pull throw with supporting foot)
144  HARAI-TSURI-KOMI-ASHI (sweeping pulling-lift throw)
148  OKURI-ASHI-BARAI (assist foot sweep)
151  DEASHI-BARAI (forward foot sweep)
155  TSUBAME-GAESHI (rapid foot sweep)
157  KOUCHI-GARI (small inside clip)
160  KOUCHI-BARAI (small inside sweep)
162  KOUCHI-GAKE (small inside hook)
164  KOSOTO-GARI (small outside clip)
169  KOSOTO-BARAI (small outside sweep)
170  KOSOTO-GAKE (small outside hook)
174  NIDAN-KOSOTO-GARI (double small outside clip)
176  NIDAN-KOSOTO-GAKE (double small outside hook)
177  HIZA-GURUMA (knee whirl)
180  ASHI-GURUMA (leg whirl)
182  OSOTO-GURUMA (big outside whirl)
185  OGURUMA (big whirl)
188  KANI-HASAMI (crab pinch)

5    Rear-fall throws side-fall throws

192  TOMOE-NAGE (round throw)
198  URA-NAGE (inside-out throw)
202  SUMI-GAESHI (corner reversal)
204  UKI-WAZA (floating throw)
208  YOKO-GAKE (side hook)
210  YOKO-GURUMA (side whirl)
212  YOKO-OTOSHI (side drop)
214  TANI-OTOSHI (valley drop)
216  NO-WAKI (field fall)
218  Appendix
221  Bibliography
223  Index


THE REASON for the increasing popularity of judo all over the world since it became a part of the Olympics in Tokyo, 1964, lies certainly in its dynamically powerful techniques and in the heroic stirring barehanded throws. Though, of course, the deepest aim of judo is now and always will be the perfection of the human being, its relatively easy-to-master combat techniques and the possibility of applying those techniques to daily self-defense attract more and more followers.

For thoroughness of treatment of both the techniques and their deeper meanings against a background of judo's growing popularity, this book has no peers. Here are some of the reasons why:

The author Kazuzo Kudo (Kodokan 9th dan), as the sole living person to have received instructions directly from Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo, is passing on the orthodox tradition and advancing the progress of modern judo by training such brilliant young stars as Toshio Daigo, Koji Sone, Isao Inokuma, Akio Kaminaga, Seiji Sakaguchi, Mitsuo Matsunaga, and A. Geesink. This book represents the culmination of fifty years of teaching experience involving the finest names in judo.

The explanatory texts cover the techniques thoroughly, case by case, clause by clause, as meticulously as a legal document. Series photographs back up and clarify the explanations.
Only a man who knows the techniques completely and who has mastered their very inner meanings could write a book like this one. This is why Dynamic Judo is impossible to top.

This book includes the 64 throwing techniques and all of their variant application methods, which bring the total to over 100 techniques. Of course, number alone is nothing to brag about. The real value of the explanations lies in the equal depth and thoroughness with which all of them are analyzed and all of their essential meanings brought to the surface.

One of the book's most important features is its treatment of series techniques and variations. If one technique does not work properly, the thing to do is to use another and another in succession. If an opponent attacks with a particular technique, you counter attack with a variation. This book offers outstanding series-photograph examples of series techniques and variations carefully culled from fifty years of attendance at judo matches.

Dynamic Judo comes in a complete two-volume set. Volume l contains the throwing techniques that anyone starting out on a judo career must master, and Volume II concentrates on the more advanced grappling techniques.

Though naturally the original text was in Japanese, the translator, Richard L. Gage, has made careful renditions of all judo terminology into easy-to-understand English that will set a new standard.


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