The Long-lost “bible of judo” is back in print after almost 30 years.
Judo’s origins date back to ancient times, and through the course of its long history it has evolved into one of Japan’s most renowned heritages, assimilating many aspects of Japanese culture. In up to date years, Judo has acquired heightened popularity, both in Japan and world wide, as a martial art and a path to spiritual enlightenment.
Kyuzo Mifune (1883-1965) began Judo as a junior middle-school student, and in 1945 used to be awarded the rank of 10th dan. referred to as the “God of Judo,” he used to be so famous that, in referring to him, the words “10th dan” alone sufficed. Legend has it that in his sixty years of practice he never lost a match and used to be never thrown.
This book is the completely revised edition of Canon of Judo, originally published in 1960. It is said the book played a big role in founding the International Judo Federation, and in helping Judo to grow to be an Olympic sport in 1964.
Shortly before his death Mifune revised his work, and this new edition includes these revisions, in addition to a completely new translation of the original. It also contains a completely new layout.
With around 1,000 photos of the writer and his students, and detailed, thorough explanations of the techniques, The Canon of Judo is the only book of its kind to provide this sort of comprehensive guide to the more than a few techniques and the spirit of Judo. It is going to be an indispensable resource for all Judo practitioners.