Judo With Aikido
I found this book to be very helpful while training on the Kodokan Goshin Jutsu. It goes into detail rarely covered elsewhere on kansetsuwaza. The translation is better than average, with only a few disconcerting sentences... (ma-ai translated as "space condition"?) A fascinating book, good photos, and worth reading.
Those of you familiar with Aikido will already know the author - he created his own form of Aikido by blending classic Aikido with a concept normally associated with Judo - Randori. I suspect that practicing Aikido with a chaotic element helps to improve the self-defense aspects of Aikido.
Contents Chapter Page I. GENERAL REMARKS 1 Section I. Jujutsu and Judo 1 Section II. The System of Technical Training 8 Section III. Objects of - Judo Training 13 Section IV. Practice and Contests 16 Section V. Judo as the Art of Promoting Health 25 II. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF JUDO 28 Section I. The Principle of Natural Posture 28 Section II. The Principle of Breaking the Posture 43 Section III. The Principle of Gentleness 47 III. EXPLANATIONS OF TECHNIQUES OF FREE-STYLE EXERCISES 54 Section I. Fundamentals of Throwing 54 Section II. Explanations of Throwing Techniques 66 Section III. Fundamentals of Grappling 90 Section IV. Explanations of Grappling Techniques 93 APPENDIX: EXPLANATIONS OF AIKIDO TECHNIQUES 101 I. Fundamentals of Aikido 101 II. Applications of Aikido Techniques 153 GLOSSARY OF JUDO TERMS 173 BIBLIOGRAPHY 176
Editorial Note We take pleasure in publishing this book in time for the First World Judo Championship Tournament to be held in Tokyo on May 3 under the joint auspices of the World Judo Federation, the All-Japan Judo Federation, the Kodokan, and the Asahi Shimbun, with experts from 22 different countries participating.
The author of the present volume, Mr. Kenji Tomiki, was born in 1900, and for many years received personal instruction in judo From the late Jigoro Kano, founder of the Kodokan Judo Hall, until the latter's death in 1938.
In 1953, Mr. Tomiki was invited to the United States for a three-month tour, when he gave lectures and instruction in judo in various parts of the country.
Mr. Tomiki holds the 7th dan (grade) in judo and the 8th dan in aikido, and is a professor of judo in Waseda University, Tokyo, a member of the Kodokan's Special Direction Committee, and an official of the All-Japan Judo Federation. In the sports circles of Japan, and, for that matter, of the whole world, Mr. Tomiki stands in a class of his own. In addition to his outstanding ability in judo, he has succeeded in making a scientific and educational systematization of various ancient arts of aikido (self-defense) which are outside the present general conception of judo but which can be included in judo itself in its broader sense.
His explanation of aikido, which is based on the Fundamental principles of judo, is so easy for ordinary people to understand and put into practice that all his students have showed an increasing ability in this particular art.
Our special thanks are due to the Kodokan Judo Hall; the Waseda University; Mr. Hideo Oba, who holds the 6th dan in both judo and aikido and is an instructor of judo in the police headquarters in Akita prefecture; Mr. Hideo Yamamoto, holder of the 7th dan in judo and an instructor in Waseda University; Prof. Ko Masuda of Waseda University, who translated the original Japanese text into English; and Dr. R. H. Blyth of Gakushuin University, who looked over the translated text.
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