Judo In Action - Grappling Techniques

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Author: Kazuzo Kudo
Pub: 1967 by Japan Publications Trading Co.
Pages: 127
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', as well as 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 some of the escapes, and doesn't contain the 10 page chapter 7 - historical information, bibliography, and index.)


  1  Fundamentals

  9   What are the grappling techniques?                        
       Body movements                                            
 10  Performing the techniques                                 
 10  Making progress                                           
 10  Training                                                  

  2  Pinning techniques                                      

 18  Main points                                               
 18  Training rules                                            
 20  KESA-GATAME (scarf hold)                                  
 24  KUZURE-KESA-GATAME (variant scarf hold)                 
 26  USHIRO-KESA-GATAME (rear scarf hold)                      
 28  KATA-GATAME (shoulder hold)                               
 32  KAMI-SHIHO-GATAME (upper four-direction hold)             
 34  KUZURE-KAMI-SHIHO-GATAME I (variant upper four-          
     direction hold I)                                         
 36  KUZURE-KAMI-SHIHO-GATAME II (variant upper four-          
     direction hold II)                                        
 38  YOKO-SHIHO-GATAME (side four-direction hold)              
 42  KUZURE-YOKO-SHIHO-GATAME (variant side four-            
     direction hold)                                           
 45  TATE-SHIHO-GATAME I (vertical four-direction hold I)      
 49  TATE-SHIHO-GATAME II (vertical four-direction hold II)
 50  TATE-SHIHO-GATAME III (vertical four-direction hold III)

  3  Strangle techniques                                 

 54  Main points                                       
 54  Training rules                                    
 55  KATA-JUJI-SHIME I (single cross strangle I)       
 58  KATA-JUJI-SHIME II (single cross strangle II)     
 60  KATA-JUJI-SHIME III (single cross strangle III)
 61  GYAKU-JUJI-SHIME I (reverse cross strangle I)
 63  GYAKU-JUJI-SHIME II (reverse cross strangle II)
 64  GYAKU-JUJI-SHIME III (reverse cross strangle III)
 65  HADAKA-JIME I (bare strangle I)                   
 67  HADAKA-JIME II (bare strangle II)                 
 68  HADAKA-JIME III (bare strangle III)               
 68  HADAKA-JIME IV (bare strangle IV)                 
 69  KATAHA-JIME I (one-wing strangle I)               
 71  KATAHA-JIME II (one-wing strangle II)             
 72  KATAHA-JIME III (one-wing strangle III)           
 74  OKURI-ERI-JIME I (assist lapel strangle I)        
 75  OKURI-ERI-JIME II (assist lapel strangle II)     
 76  OKURI-ERI-JIME III (assist lapel strangle III)
 78  JIGOKU-JIME (hell strangle)                       
 80  SANKAKU-JIME I (triangular strangle I)            
 82  SANKAKU-JIME II (triangular strangle II)          
 83  SANKAKU-JIME Ill (triangular strangle III)        
  4  The Joint techniques                             
 86  Main points                                          
 86  Training rules                                       
 87  UDE-GARAMI I (arm wrap I)                            
 89  UDE-GARAMI II (arm wrap II)                         
 91  UDE-GARAMI III (arm wrap III)                        
 92  JUJI-GATAME I (crossmark hold I)                     
 94  JUJI-GATAME II (crossmark hold II)                   
 96  JUJI-GATAME III (crossmark hold III)              
 98  UDE-GATAME I (arm hold I)                         
101  UDE-GATAME II (arm hold II)                       
102  UDE-GATAME III (arm hold III)                   
l04  HIZA-GATAME I (knee hold I)                       
106  HIZA-GATAME II (knee hold II)                    
108  HIZA-GATAME III (knee hold III)              
110  WAKI-GATAME (armpit hold)                         
  5  Getting into the grappling techniques             
113  Grappling techniques as follow-ups to throws      
114  Lead-in by moving your opponent's legs            
114  I. When your opponent, who is lying below you, attempts to
     pull you to him.                                         
116  II. Lead-in by lifting both your opponent's legs          
118  Controlling your opponent's body from below --  rolling him
120  Downing your opponent from a standing position  and moving
     into a grappling technique                               
122  Lead-ins when your opponent is lying facedown or is on all
124  Clamping your opponent's legs                             
125  Drawing your leg free                                     



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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