Posted On:2/24/2004 10:19pm
get the yeon and the koga dvd !
As well as all teh others ...
don't waste money on the neil adams grappling series. too basic
Posted On:2/25/2004 3:30am
The kosen rules is really identical to BJJ, from what I can tell. Huge focus on the guard. One thing I notice is that they love the side triangle choke more than I've seen from BJJ demos. There are many entries into it. I used to hate that choke but I'm starting to like it.
Many of the moves (mostly sweeps, passes, and escapes) are EXACTLY the same moves that are in that BJJ Theory and Technique book by Renzo and Royler. Some others are slightly different variations than I've seen demonstrated in other BJJ places.
The other thing to note is that it's in Japanese, so unless you speak Japanese it's not going to be the best instructional. Still, what's going on is pretty clear as long as you have some grappling experience and it's cool as hell to see it. Lots of oldass dudes going at it with fucking intensity.
I've heard very bad things about the Jimmy Pedro book. Mostly I hear it would only be of any use to an absolute beginner. I don't think it shows anything that you wouldn't find in every other run of the mill judo book.
I've only seen the second of the two Neil Adams grappling videos, the choking ones. I don't think it'd really be worth the money. My instructor has a copy so I'll probably tape it off him, but I wouldn't spend money on it. It's pretty damn basic, and chokes really aren't his specialty anyway. The "no-gi" techniques are pretty much a gimmick because they are seriously identical to the gi ones. He just shows grabbing an arm for a triangle choke instead of the sleeve. Or doing a normal rear naked choke, but they're both shirtless. And the advertisement of "neck cranks" is off. He only shows one (relatively poorly performed) guillotine which he shows how to turn into a neck crank.
The competition footage is very cool though. It shows Yoshida (back when he was tiny) choking someone with an okuri eri jime and it also has Koga choking someone unconscious with a clock choke (koshi jime).
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My guns bigger than Scrapper's!
Posted On:2/25/2004 4:01am
DYNAMIC JUDO by INOUE
KANO RYU JIU JITUS by Harrison
Manual of JUDO by Harrison (check on Ebay for these worth the price.)
REVISED KATA OF KODOKAN JUDO by a bunch of DANs
The SECOND KOSEN JUDO
Kyuzo Mifune Kodokan Judo
These are just a few.
SANSHIRO SUGATA is great. Kurosawas first film the problem is getting a good remastered copy. Some of the scenes are pretty dark and you may not make out whats going on. SUGATA II is great as well. If you can try finding some translated versions of the novels.
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!
Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
Posted On:2/25/2004 4:07am
Style: Judo and BJJ
The masteclass series of books is good.
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.
Posted On:2/25/2004 4:53am
russian judo- in the ippon masterclass series is pretty good, as is the 'grips' one.
Posted On:2/25/2004 11:42am
Oh yeah, I forgot about the masterclass books.
The ones I've seen are:
Tai-Otoshi (Neil Adams)
Russian judo (some dude)
Seoinage (some dude)
Grips (Neil Adams)
Pick-ups (Robert Van der Walle)
All of them were excellent with the exception of pick-ups.
Posted On:2/28/2004 10:46am
Any oof the masterclass series.
Sanshiro sugata sucks, I've seen it.
Posted On:2/28/2004 12:30pm
According to amazon.com, later this year they're re-releasing Kyuzo Mifune's "Canon of Judo". I've heard nothing but good things about this book, though I've never seen it myself.
Posted On:2/28/2004 3:38pm
Yamashita's "Fighting Spirit of Judo" is excellent - mainly detailing his psychology and favourite techniques (very Japan-o-centric).
Otherwise, Attacking Judo by Kashiwazaki is very helpful on combinations and countering - although I will say that the translation is a bit sketchy in places.
Posted On:2/28/2004 8:56pm
Does Kashiwazaki's book show much newaza and/or standing to groundwork transitions?
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