Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques

“Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques”  is the most complete book ever written on judo throwing techniques. It was based on a 10 year study which was published over an eight-year period in the Kodokan Judo Journal. Later it was published in a four volume set of Japanese books. A single English volume was later published which is described here. With the…

Judo Kyohan

Book Review – Judo Kyohan Hal Sharp, 9th Dan   Reprint “Judo Kyohan” is the first book written on Kodokan Judo. The term kyohan, means instruction manual. It was originally translated into English in 1910 and published in 1915.  Though out of print for almost 100 years it was reprinted in 2013 and is now available through Amazon. The authors are…

Boy’s & Girls Judo & Self Defense- Road to Blackbelt

This is a complete judo instruction manual for kids and instructors. The book makes judo fun for kids by incorporating games, drills and by using technical drawings with cartoons. For the older students there are excellent technical descriptions of fundamental skills needed in free practice and competition. The book references 31 YouTube videos that are specially designed to supplement the…

Kodokan Judo by Hikoichi Aida, 9th Dan

Hikochi was a student of sensei’s Kano, Yamashita and Nagaoka all of whom were famous 10th Dans. His original book in Japanese , titled, “Zukai Judo”, meaning “Illustrated Judo” was published in 1951 and was acclaimed as one of the greatest books on judo by the Kodokan and by many high-ranking sensei’s. The book was translated into English by E.J. Harrison and published in 1956.