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The Judo Chop Seen Round the World

December 30, 2010

Vladimir Putin, the well-known Russian politician, recently held a demonstration of his elaborate knowledge and skill in the realm of judo. Onlookers watched with amazement as he sparred with various partners and receiving feedback from his coach. While the demonstration has caused many political debates around the world about Russia and its future leadership, one thing is certain—Putin’s passion for the Judo technique is unmatched.

Judo: History, Theory, Practice

by Vladimir Putin, Vasily Shestakov, and Alexy Levitsky

In Judo: History, Theory, Practice authors Vladimir Putin, Vasily Shestakov, and Alexy Levitsky present a detailed judo textbook useful for coaches, competitors, and all who are interested in this fascinating sport. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is well-known for his life-long love of judo and brings all of his experience to bear in writing this manual.

208 pages, 8-1/2 x 11

Blue Snake Books


Higher Judo: Groundwork

by Moshe Feldenkrais, Edited by Elizabeth Beringer, Foreword by Dennis Leri, Michael Brousse and Moti Nativ

Higher Judo presents judo as the art of using all parts of the body to promote general health, and as part of the “basic culture of the body.” Dr. Moshe reveals judo’s potential for creating a sense of rhythm of movement and improving mental and physical coordination. Higher Judo covers specific movements and positions in both the text and the clear line drawings. Even more importantly, it shows how such groundwork can help practitioners develop their mental and physical awareness to their full potential.

288 pages, 5 x 8

Blue Snake Books


Judo in the US: A Century of Dedication

by Michael Brousse and David Matsumoto

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the United States Judo Federation, Judo in the US traces the more than 100-year history of judo practice in America. The authors begin with a comprehensive survey of Japan’s classical disciplines, which sets the foundation for understanding what judo is and what it means to the people who practice it. They show how, from its arrival on U.S. shores in the late nineteenth century, judo has built upon the strengths of the two societies it bridges. For martial arts practitioners and others interested in Asian and American cultural history, this thoroughly researched and richly illustrated book is an indispensable resource for understanding judo’s ongoing role in the contemporary life of the United States.

144 pages, 8-1/2 x 11
North Atlantic Books

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