Judo In Action - Throwing Techniques

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Author: Kazuzo Kudo
Pub: 1967 by Japan Publications Trading Co.
Pages: 128
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 hardback - originally named 'Dynamic Judo'. (See Note) These books contain the type of detail that really makes a difference in your technique. Includes 'special hints' and 'key points'. 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.)


          About Judo

  1  Fundamentals

  9  The throwing techniques
  9  Positions
 11  Standing together (kumikata)
 12  Where to look
 13  Body movements
 14  Using your strength
 16  Forcing your opponent off balance (kuzushi)
 20  Preparatory moves and the attack
 22  Falling methods
 29  Throwing training

  2  Hand techniques

 36  TAI-OTOSHI (body drop)
 40  SEOI-NAGE (back-carry throw)
 42  IPPON-SEOI-NAGE (one-arm back-carry throw)
 44  KATA-GURUMA (shoulder whirl)
 46  UKI-OTOSHI (floating drop)
 48  SUMI-OTOSHI (corner drop)
 50  SUKUI-NAGE (scoop throw)
 52  SOTO-MAKIKOMI (outside wrap-around throw)

  8  Hip techniques

 56  HARAI-GOSHI (hip sweep)
 60  UKI-GOSHI (rising-hip throw)
 62	 TSURI-KOMI-GOSHI (lift-pull hip throw)
 64  HANE-GOSHI (hip spring)
 66  UCHIMATA (thigh throw)
 68  OGOSHI (hip roll)
 70  KOSHI-GURUMA (hip whirl)
 72  USHIRO-GOSHI (back-lift throw)
 74  UTSURI-GOSHI (hip shift)
 76  TSURI-GOSHI (lifting hip throw)  

  4  Leg techniques

 80  OUCHI-GARI (big inside clip)
 83  OSOTO-GARI (big outside clip)
 86  SASAE-TSURI-KOMI-ASHI (lifting-pull throw with support-
     ing foot)
 88  HARAI-TSURI-KOMI-ASHI (sweeping pulling lift throw)
 90  OKURI-ASHI-BARAI (assist foot sweep)
 92  DEASHI-BARAI (forward foot sweep)
 94  KOUCHI-GARI (small inside clip)
 99  KOSOTO-GARI (small outside clip)
100  KOSOTO-GAKE (small outside hook)
102  HIZA-GURUMA (knee whirl)
104  ASHI-GURUMA (leg whirl)
106  OSOTO-GURUMA (big outside whirl)

  6  Rear-fall throws
     Side-fall throws

110  TOMOE-NAGE (round throw)
112  URA-NAGE (inside-out throw)
114  SUMI-GAESHI (corner reversal)
116  UKI-WAZA (floating throw)
118  YOKO-GAKE (side hook)
120  YOKO-GURUMA (side whirl)
122  YOKO-OTOSHI (side drop)
124  TANI-OTOSHI (valley drop)
126  Appendix                                               



In Japanese we have a proverb that when translated into English comes fairly close to, "All things come to him who waits," and at last, through the extreme kindness and generosity of the Japan Publications Trading Co., I am able to realize my long-time dream of publishing a work on judo in a language other than my own. Certainly, however, this publishing firm made every effort to assist me not out of admiration for my own individual worth alone, but because of their wish to contribute to the future correct worldwide dissemination of judo and to its progress. In other words, the Japan Publications Trading Co. resolved to make this contribution, through judo, to world culture because of its sense of mission. I am very grateful to them for all their help in seeing this my life's work to completion. I have come to consider them all my close friends.

Our original intention was to fit all of Dynamic Judo into one volume, but soon after we began work we found that at least two volumes would be necessary. Although, in fact, even two volumes are cramped, I am sure our readers will understand that we have chosen the most expedient course.

We feel sure that Dynamic Judo is not only the first of its kind but the best of its kind for years to come. The secret behind our success in turning out so fine a work in only a few months is the youth and energy of the two models who served us unfailingly in long photography sessions, Tetsuya Sato (sixth dan) and Tsuyoshi Sato (fifth dan). I wish to thank both of these men sincerely for all they have done. I also wish to express my gratitude to Soshichi Toyoshima, who was in charge of the production of the book and whose enthusiastic and unflagging efforts ultimately brought our work to a successful conclusion, and to Richard L. Gage who translated the manuscript. Just as in judo the preparations step and the actual move of the technique must be wholly integrated, so in work on this book, the preparations and all the other phases fit together without a single gap.

Finally I would like to thank The Kodokan and Risei Kano for their leadership and help and Toshiro Daigo (seventh dan) and all of the other famous young judo men who cooperated with us. I will never forget all of their kindness.

Kazuzo Kudo
January, 1967


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