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 Since this is more of an historical document  I put it in this section rather than under  Teachers Corner since it is not…

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…

Real MMA and Genesis of Judo

The Real MMA, The Genesis of Judo Hal Sharp Hi, I’m Hal Sharp,Judo 9th Dan and 87 years old so you might say I’m an untouchable. This article is part of the series I plan to write relating to judo and my experiences in Japan. To understand a little of my background you can watch an interview by Masters Magazine.…

Revival of Judo with Self-Defense Skills

The following articles were written by Prof. Fumiaki Shishida, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, who kindly offered these to the Foundation. The articles include the historical evolution of judo and Shihan Kano’s thoughts and preferences for resurrecting the self-defense aspects of judo. More than likely the reader of these articles is probably more familiar with sport judo than some of the…

Flip-flop Analysis- Junior vs Senior Judo

Flip-flopping Judo Here is the latest count on French Judo, one of the most successful judo organizations outside of Japan. According to Michel Brousse, Vice President of the French Judo Federation there are approximately 700,000 registered judoka in France, a country of about 66,000,000 people. In the USA there are about 300,000,000 + people and only about 15 to 20,000…