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 Since this is more of an historical document  I put it in this section rather than under  Teachers Corner since it is not…

Kodokan Goshinjutsu (Kodokan Self-defense Forms)

Kodokan Goshinjutsu (Kodokan Self-defense Forms) A set of Kodokan Judo formal exercises (Kata) designed to teach ways and means of self-defense using throwing, grappling and striking techniques  Formerly devised in 1956 to meet modern needs. Following are Kodokan’s English text and film. For Kodokan text,click on PDF file.           goshin_jutsu  PDF  …

Kime no Kata (Decisive technique forms)

Kime no Kata (Decisive technique forms) A set of judo formal exercises (Kata) designed to teach fundamental ways and means of defending against attacks using throwing, grappling, and striking techniques. Eight (8) of these Kata are performance seated or kneeling and twelve (12) are performed standing. Following  are Kodokan’s English text and film.   For Kodokan text,click on PDF file.            kodokanjudoinstitute.org_en_docs_kime_no_kata …

Ju no Kata

  Ju no Kata A set of Kodokan the judo formal exercises devised to allow Judo movements to be practiced even without a Judo Gi or a judo dojo. While ordinary judo practice involves strong muscle and  contra sinew contractions and requires swift movement. This Kata  features many movements designed to stretch and extend the body and so serve as…

Katame-no-kata, Grappling Forms

Katame-no-kata, Grappling Forms The second of the  Randori no Katas is made up of three sets of techniques: Osae-komi-waza,, Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza period the five representative techniques as follows; 1. Kesa-gatame, Kata-gatame, Kami-shiho-gatame, Yoko-shiho-gatame, Kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame 2.Kata-juji-jime, Hadaka-jime, Okuri-eri-jime, Kata-ha-jime, Gyaku-juji-jime 3.Ude-garami, Uh*-juji-gatame, Uh*-ude-gatame, Uh*-hiza-gatame,    *Uh= Ude-hishigi Note:  This Kata only shows  one basic form for each technique. It does not…

Nage-no-Kata

Nage-no-Kata This is the first of the two randori katas. This covers 15 throwing techniques performed on both right & left sides, including three representative techniques each from the categories of hand, hip, foot, supine (back) sacrifice and side sacrifice techniques. In each case the throw is in response to your opponents action. First is a Kodokan English text. Second…