"Informative manual.good organization and exceptionally clear photos.this is one of the more appealing titles on this martial art.covers information that beginners need."--School Library Journal
Judo is a martial art, a sport, a school of life, a passion that builds strength, skill, and suppleness, agility in body and mind. From the beginner's first steps and basic vocabulary to the incredible feats practiced by advanced black belts, this photo-packed manual covers it all. Prepare for class with an introduction to the proper clothing, the judo mat, and the initial session (including initiation). Every technique and tactic--standing judo, moves back and forward, pulls, attacks, falls, ground combat, and more--is discussed. See how to improve at every stage, what different training methods exist, how to put together a personal program, what it takes to move through the ranks, even how to compete.