Judo: Seven Steps to Black Belt (An Introductory Guide for Beginners) by Rodolfo TelloJudo: Seven Steps to Black Belt (An Introductory Guide for Beginners) by Rodolfo Tello

Judo: Seven Steps to Black Belt (An Introductory Guide for Beginners)

byRodolfo Tello

Hardcover | August 1, 2016

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Displaying the most impressive throws, compelling armbars, dominant pins, and decisive chokes, judo is a particularly powerful sport and martial art that can bring opponents into submission in highly effective ways. With determination and perseverance, such tremendous power could be yours. Designed with safety considerations in mind, judo allows people of all ages to be involved in a long-term fitness activity with opportunities for continuous improvement. Judo is a way of life that promotes physical and mental harmony, encourages the development of self-confidence and leadership abilities, prepares practitioners to act in self-defense, and instills values such as discipline, respect, and diligence. Judo is also an Olympic sport that has been gaining increasing worldwide visibility.

Title:Judo: Seven Steps to Black Belt (An Introductory Guide for Beginners)Format:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.44 inPublished:August 1, 2016Publisher:Amakella PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633870049

ISBN - 13:9781633870048


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1-Fundamentals of Judo: Judo Etiquette, The Judo Uniform, Anatomy of a Class, Performing a Throw;2-Judo Techniques: Breakfalls (Ukemi), Throwing (Nage Waza), Grappling (Katame Waza), Sparring (Randori);3-Improving Performance: Physical Conditioning, Psychological Preparation, Participating in Competitions, The Practice of Kata;4-The Seven Steps: First Step: Rokkyu, Second Step: Gokyu, Third Step: Yonkyu, Fourth Step: Sankyu, Fifth Step: Nikyu, Sixth Step: Ikkyu, Seventh Step: Shodan;5-Final Remarks;Glossary;References.

Editorial Reviews

"An 'information packed' roadmap to learning judo. Direct, simple, and everything one needs to start off on the right foot in learning judo. I highly recommend this book for anyone serious about learning judo." --HAYWARD NISHIOKA, 9th Degree Judo Black Belt, former national and Pan-American champion, author of several books about judo, and two-time Judo Hall of Fame member."A clear and concise introduction to the principles of judo, a roadmap for the development of judo expertise, and a valuable review of the foundations of the sport for more advanced practitioners and teachers. I will add many of his descriptions and explanations to my own teaching of judokas at all levels." --CHARLES MEDANI, M.D., 7th Degree Judo Black Belt and President of Shufu Judo Yudanshakai, the black belt association of the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States."I highly recommend this book to anybody that really wants to learn the basic principles of Judo, and especially to those special people who want to teach rather than just coach." --ISRAEL HERNANDEZ, two-time Olympic bronze medalist and 6th Degree Judo Black Belt."A particularly good asset for new students, easy to follow and understand, covering several basic subjects sometimes overlooked or not mentioned. I recommend this book for those learning judo as well as for anyone who would like to add a good resource to their judo library." --MICHAEL LANDSTREET, 5th Degree Judo Black Belt, Head Instructor of the Arlington Judo Club, Judo Professor at George Mason University, and President of Virginia Judo Inc."People who are considering which martial art to choose for their children, or themselves, should definitely read this book! Judo Black Belt Rodolfo Tello plainly and concisely introduces the reader to the judo "way of life" which includes history, culture, terminology and philosophy. As a lifelong judoka and father of two judo black belts, I wholeheartedly recommend this book." --ROBERT WINSTON, Colonel, USAF, Retired and 5th Degree Judo Black Belt."Beginners will certainly benefit from the book's lucid explanation of the fundamentals of judo, but all judokas can benefit from adopting its staged approach to making further progress on the mat and adopting the tenets of judo in their daily lives." --GAIV TATA, 3rd Degree Judo Black Belt."I found myself more and more drawn into the idea of exploring this martial art more fully ... Rodolfo Tello's coverage of his subject is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and well-presented." --Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite."A lean, direct introductory text for readers interested in judo culture and practice." --Kirkus Reviews"Exceptionally well written, organized and presented." --Midwest Book Review