Judo Without Grips by Bruno Carmeni

This is a great article by Sensei Carmeni of Italy. Judo without griping or judo at a distance relates to the self-defense aspects of judo. http://brunocarmenisjudoblog.com/1271/judo-without-grips/…

Budo to Judo

Budo to Judo by Hal Sharp The following video is made up of a number of  films that I shot in Japan  during the early 1950s  while studying judo and the history of the martial arts . Since this is more of an historical document  I put it in this section rather than under  Teachers Corner since it is not…

The Bow in Judo

The Bow in Judo – By Mel Appelbaum, NYAC Judo Why do we have to bow? This is a very common question among new judokas. The bow has no religious meaning. It is simply a means of demonstrating respect and humility. The bow in Japanese is “rei” and the Kodokan standard for proper Judo etiquette is that “Judo starts with…

Memories of My Sensei, Takahiko Ishikawa, 9th Dan

Memories of My Sensei, Takahiko Ishikawa, 9th Dan,  By Harold ( Hal ) E. Sharp  I would like to share some of my experiences with you about my Sensei and dear friend, Takahiko Ishikawa, 9th Dan who passed away at the age of 91 in June 2008.   I first met Ishikawa in 1953 in Japan after I became a Shodan…

Tsunetani Oda Article

Freebudo article by Toshikazu Okada on Master Tsunetane Oda Edited by Alessio Oltremari, Hal Sharp, and translated by Gary Goltz using Google Introduction If one thing has characterized my life it has to be my love of Judo. I have lived many years outside of Japan because of my job, but even when it was difficult I always found a…

Contributors

Contributors Hayward Nishioka, HaywardNishiokaResume     Gary Goltz GaryGoltz-BriefBio5-15                 Mel           Appelbaum  NYAC Judo Sensei                 William Stevens W.StevensJudoResume…

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