The Canon of Judo: Classic Teachings on Principles and Techniques
Originally published in 1960, the long out-of-print Canon of Judo, by Kyuzo Mifune, is considered by many to be the "bible of judo." Shortly before his death Mifune revised, corrected, and clarified much of what had been published in the original text. This new edition includes all of this valuable information as well as all of the changes the author made to the original edition. The comprehensive instructions he outlined in The Canon of Judo played a significant role in founding the International Judo Association, and helped judo become an Olympic sport in 1964. The Canon of Judo features hundreds of rare photographs of Mifune demonstrating his techniques, discusses the correct methods of bowing, ukemi, kuzushi, warm-up excercises and how to apply the techniques.