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    The Canon of Judo

    SO, I got the book:
    The Canon of judo by Kyzuo Mifune,
    From my wife for my birthday ( isn't she the best ?).

    Awesome book !!

    http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASI...817731-5432321

    Also available at amazon.com obviously.

    This baby shows probably the greatest judoka of all time doing some serious ****, and for you grapplers it shows leg locks, ankle locks, suplexs, the works, and for you GJJ guys, you get to see where GJJ came from, and how NOTHING is NEW, just reinvented with different names.

    The difference between judo in 1960 when the book was made to now, heck, to even in the 70's after judo become and olympic event in 1964, is very clear.

    A must have for anr serious martial artist.

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    Can you summarize what the book is about for us? thanks.

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    Its about judo.

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    I will add it to the list:

    Kodokan Judo
    Best Judo
    Cannon of Judo

    all recommended by the one and only Ronin69...showoff...er, Shodan in Judo.
    Thank you, Sir.

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    And on serious note:

    The grappling in this book is excellent and the counter for certain throws and locks, beautiful to see.
    I may be a tad bias on this, but seeing a small individual like Mifune in cation is a thing of beauty, I also have his DVD.

    The fact is, the vast majority of judo competitiors are guilt of muscling their throws, but Mifune, at a lousy 125lbs, was pure speed and technique.

    Truly a MASTER in action.

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    NOOOOO! Nothing new under the sun! It can't be! *Shock, horror, women screaming, people running in different directions*

    But, but, tH3 de4dl33 gr4ppl3 was created in a lab in Brazil! Everyone knows that! Next you'll be saying that tH3 d34dl33 gr4ppl3 comes from ancient qin na holds invented in a cave in the boondocks of China.

    NOOOOOOO!
    Kung fu is translated as "stand around and talk."

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    Ronin, how is the text in the new translation? I have a copy(scan) of the older edition, and it is almost impossible to figure out anything from the text.

    As a side note, I would also reccomend Uyenishi's textbook of Ju Jutsu for an exampe of "old school" grappling. Armbars, cross choke from the mount or the guard(complete with feet on the Uke's legs to extend him out and take balance), ankle locks and other fun stuff. Too bad he never did the book of ground fighting as is mentioned in the Textbook.

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    Get the new onw, its only 45 with shipping from amazon.ca and it is excellent, very clear and well translated.
    It even has knee bars and ankle locks too !!

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    I just picked up a few weeks ago. It is the best Old school Judo technique book still in print.

    The Canon of Judo is definitely the "canon" of pre-olympic Judo. The funny thing is the book is divided 50/50 Tachi (standing) and Katame/Ne (Control/floor) waza. This book was at the height of Judo ground work. Shortly thereafter Ne waza was restricted in favor of standing for judo to be more pleasing to the eye, so the IOC would be impressed.

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    A better book is "Complete Kano Jiu-jitsu" circa 1905. I have a copy, but it is out of print and cannot be found for less than 75.00 (if you are lucky)

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