Thread: Judo books or DVD
2/24/2004 12:57pm, #1
2/24/2004 1:02pm, #2
2/24/2004 1:11pm, #3
2/24/2004 1:20pm, #4
Akira Kurosawa movies:
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1:Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
[AKA: Sugata Sanshiro; Judo Saga; Judo Story; Kurosawa's Judo Saga]
A look at the very beginning of Judo, and one man's struggle to prove Judo's superiority to the then-common Jujitsu. He learns more about himself while honing his skills.
Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Akitake Kono, Shoji Kiyokawa, Kunio Mita, Akira Nakamura, Sugisaku Aoyama, Kokuten Kodo, Ichiro Sugai, Susumu Fujita, Ranko Hanai, Yoshio Kosugi, Denjiro Okochi, Takashi Shimura, Yukiko Todoroki . . .
Sanshiro Sugata 2 (1945)
[AKA: Zoku Sugata Sanshiro; Judo Saga 2; Judo Story 2; Sanshiro Sugata Part 2]
Nice follow-up to Kurosawa's 1943 film follows the same main character, Saam Chee, as he pits his Judo skills against an American boxer nicknamed "killer". He struggles with the rules of his dojo that forbid public fighting.
Denjiro Okochi, Susumu Fujita, Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Akitake Kono, Yukiko Todoroki, Shoji Kiyokawa, Kokuten Kodo, Seiji Miyaguchi, Masayuki Mori . . .
2/24/2004 1:28pm, #5
2/24/2004 1:40pm, #6
I haven't seen yet, but I'm downloading them with P2P software, when finish IŽll try to review for you.
I have been told they are good movies and Akira Kurosawa is a guarantee of god cinema but, you know, old japanese movies can be strange for westerners.
2/24/2004 2:16pm, #7
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Mike Swain's 5 tape newaza series is excellent. I don't think it's available on DVD though.
Which kosen dvd's do you have? Are they oldschool, or more modern people still practicing kosen (with hirata sensei)? If it's on DVD it's probably the latter.
I have the old 4 tape kosen set with Kimura demonstrating some stuff and other people who are probably dead by now. Awesome stuff. Lots of de la riva guard type stuff. They focus a lot on passing guard and sweeping from guard. Submissions as well.
Also Dave Williams' Tai Otoshi DVD is very good. I've heard his other tapes in the series are good as well, but I haven't seen 'em.
Gene Lebell's book on judo is pretty interesting. Has a nice section on blocking throws. It's very old, I think it was just reissued recently. I think it's called "Guide to Winning Sport Judo" or something like that. It's wierd, though, because most of the techniques are illegal in sport judo. Many neck cranks, some leg locks and some wrist locks.You want some birth control? You can smoke a cigarette.
2/24/2004 9:17pm, #8
2/24/2004 9:33pm, #9
what about judo, techniques and tactics with jimmy pedro?
that gene lebell book sounds cool.
is the kosen stuff any different from BJJ technique-wise?
2/24/2004 9:40pm, #10Gene Lebell's book on judo is pretty interesting. Has a nice section on blocking throws. It's very old, I think it was just reissued recently. I think it's called "Guide to Winning Sport Judo" or something like that. It's wierd, though, because most of the techniques are illegal in sport judo. Many neck cranks, some leg locks and some wrist locks.
Gene is manly man.
He cares not for your silly rules.The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.