‘Judo Foundation Skills’ provides clear answers to quite a lot of questions faced by the writer right through his 30 years of teaching judo. The book includes an account of the origins and etiquette of Judo and explains, in on a regular basis English, the various terms used to allow young people, parents, beginners and more advanced judoka to share their understanding. Used as a guide, this book provides illustrated details of the basic skills that form the key elements of Judo techniques and explains the range of activities the beginner will use to develop these skills. The writer describes, in easy-to-follow language, how the understanding of simple body mechanics influences how the beginner learns these key elements by the use of secure, effective, stable movement patterns. Whilst the point of interest of this book is on the early stages of learning Judo, it also provides an outline of how these basic techniques form a stable foundation on which the future secure application of Judo skills is also developed.