3/08/2005 10:36pm, #1
Do you have Jigoro Kano’s Kodokan Judo? If not, and you are new to Judo, get this book first.
3/08/2005 10:40pm, #2
3/08/2005 11:52pm, #3
Don't get a book by Gene LeBell unless you want to learn pro-wrestling holds.
3/09/2005 1:38am, #4
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3/09/2005 2:40am, #5
Best judo is great...Lebell did some early books on judo that were ok...but not great...get teh whole mastercalls series.And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.
3/09/2005 2:44am, #6
Gene's books are notoriously poor when it comes to showing you how to actually set up all the crazy **** he does. Get Kodokan Judo and Best Judo instead.
3/09/2005 4:27pm, #7
Also Mifune's "Canon of Judo" is excellent. Much better photos than the Kodokan book, and it has some credible ne-waza as well."Even if one's head were to be suddenly cut off, he should be able to perform one more action with certainty."