Friday, May 1, 2009

Out of Print Judo Ground Work Book

Hello everyone. Sorry I've been slow to post this week. I do intend to do the follow up article on open hand strikes, but I haven't had time to do the video for it in the past few days. In the meantime, I was passed along this link to a pdf of a great book that's currently out of print. It's about Judo ground work and it covers a lot of material that seems to not get as much attention in the martial art these days. I think you'll find it interesting.

Higher Judo: Ground Work

The whole book is there in pdf form. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Its almost like reading a current BJJ

I notice that the book was printed in the 50's in London. I know a few guys that are pretty old but used to train Judo in that era orduring the 60's from the Midlands region of the UK. They say how Judo then, was similar to BJJ now apart from with more standup grappling techniques.

As time has gone by, unfortunatly Judo has neglected a lot of the training from this book, where BJJ have focused and marketed it well.

This has led people to think that Judo does not contain these techniques when it clearly does after reading this and other books printed from similar times. However many Judo schools nowadays do not focus, or give very little focus to these groundwork principles which is a shame.

Lori O'Connell said...

Very true, Marks. I thought you'd appreciate it. :)

Anonymous said...

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