The Judo Advantage
155 pages

Vous pourrez modifier la taille du texte de cet ouvrage

Découvre YouScribe en t'inscrivant gratuitement

Je m'inscris

The Judo Advantage , livre ebook


Découvre YouScribe en t'inscrivant gratuitement

Je m'inscris
Obtenez un accès à la bibliothèque pour le consulter en ligne
En savoir plus
155 pages

Vous pourrez modifier la taille du texte de cet ouvrage

Obtenez un accès à la bibliothèque pour le consulter en ligne
En savoir plus


The Judo Advantage explores the dynamics of how and why the human body works most efficiently for throwing, submission, and pinning techniques. Although judo provides the basis for the author’s analysis, his insights also relate to other grappling sports such as Russian sambo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Olympic and collegiate wrestling.

  • Gain a competitive edge using the principles of human biomechanics.

  • Master the ability to control your opponent’s movements.

  • Improve fluency for seamless transition between techniques.

  • Generate incredible power and speed.

This book features:

  • In-depth analysis of stances, balance breaking, throws, takedowns, transitions, ground fighting, trapping, footwork, combinations, gripping, posting, linear and angular movement, torque, generating power, evading, generating force, changing directions, and stability

  • Over 200 action photos

  • Drills and winning insight for coaches and athletes of grappling arts

Steve Scott merges traditional martial wisdom with modern kinesiology, the study of human anatomy and movement. This new biomechanical perspective helps competitors develop every facet of their grappling skill, giving them a clear advantage in controlling opponents.



Publié par
Date de parution 01 mars 2019
Nombre de lectures 2
EAN13 9781594396298
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 1 Mo

Informations légales : prix de location à la page 0,0650€. Cette information est donnée uniquement à titre indicatif conformément à la législation en vigueur.


YMAA Publication Center
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
PO Box 480
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 03894
United States of America
1-800-669-8892 • • www .ymaa .com
ISBN: 9781594396281 (print) • ISBN: 9781594396298 (ebook)
Copyright © 2019 by Steve Scott
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.
Managing editor: T. G. LaFredo
Editor: Doran Hunter
Cover design: Axie Breen
This book typeset in Adobe Garamond and Frutiger
Typesetting by Westchester Publishing Services
Illustrations courtesy of the author, unless otherwise noted.
Publisher’s Cataloging in Publication
Names: Scott, Steve, 1952– author.
Title: The judo advantage : controlling movement with modern kinesiology / by Steve Scott.
Description: Wolfeboro, NH USA : YMAA Publication Center, Inc., [2019] | Includes bibliographical references.
Identifiers: ISBN: 9781594396281 (print) | 9781594396298 (ebook) | LCCN: 2018964054
Subjects: LCSH: Judo—Training. | Judo—Physiological aspects. | Martial arts—Physiological aspects. | Wrestling—Physiological aspects. | Kinesiology. | Biomechanics. | Human mechanics. | Human locomotion. | Hand-to-hand fighting—Training. | Martial arts—Training. | Wrestling—Training. | BISAC: SPORTS & RECREATION / Martial Arts & Self-Defense. | SPORTS & RECREATION / Training. | SPORTS & RECREATION / Wrestling.
Classification: LCC: GV1114.33.T72 | DDC: 796.815/3—dc23
The author and publisher of the material are NOT RESPONSIBLE in any manner whatsoever for any injury that may occur through reading or following the instructions in this manual.
The activities, physical or otherwise, described in this manual may be too strenuous or dangerous for some people, and the reader(s) should consult a physician before engaging in them.
Warning : While self-defense is legal, fighting is illegal. If you don’t know the difference, you’ll go to jail because you aren’t defending yourself. You are fighting—or worse. Readers are encouraged to be aware of all appropriate local and national laws relating to self-defense, reasonable force, and the use of weaponry, and act in accordance with all applicable laws at all times. Understand that while legal definitions and interpretations are generally uniform, there are small—but very important—differences from state to state and even city to city. To stay out of jail, you need to know these differences. Neither the author nor the publisher assumes any responsibility for the use or misuse of information contained in this book.
Nothing in this document constitutes a legal opinion nor should any of its contents be treated as such. While the author believes that everything herein is accurate, any questions regarding specific self-defense situations, legal liability, and/or interpretation of federal, state, or local laws should always be addressed by an attorney at law.
When it comes to martial arts, self-defense, and related topics, no text, no matter how well written, can substitute for professional, hands-on instruction. These materials should be used for academic study only.
Editor’s Note: Throughout this book, readers will see mention of US Judo, judo’s national governing body. This organization is also known as US Judo, Inc. and USA Judo. For our purposes, the terms are synonymous.
A Few Words about Using This Book
Foreword by Jim Bregman
Foreword by Bruce Toups
CHAPTER 1     Judo as Kinesiology
Judo as Kinesiology—The Study of Human Movement within the Context of Judo
Impose Your Will on Your Opponent
The Primary Physical Purpose of Judo Is to Control Movement
Judo Is the Practical Application of Kinesiology
CHAPTER 2     Judo Relies on Both Power and Skill
Judo Techniques Rely on Both Power and Skill
Judo Isn’t Gentle
Ju Relies on a Sound and Fit Body
Skill Is the Practical Application of Technique
A Technique Is a Tool
Some Historical Perspective
The Internationalization of Judo and Its Technical Effects
A Thorough Study of Fundamentals Is Essential
CHAPTER 3     Controlling Movement: Kuzushi
Controlling Movement: Kuzushi
Kuzushi: Without It, Judo Is Not Possible
Happo no Kuzushi: Eight Directions of Breaking Balance
Hando no Kuzushi: Reaction Forms of Breaking Balance
CHAPTER 4     Controlling and Breaking Posture
Controlling and Breaking an Opponent’s Posture
Shisei: Posture
CHAPTER 5     Applying Technical Skill
Applying Technical Skill: Kuzushi, Tsukuri, Kake, and Kime
Differences among Throws, Takedowns, and Transitions
CHAPTER 6     Shintai: Movement in Judo
Shintai: Movement in Judo
Footwork and Movement Patterns in Judo
CHAPTER 7     Teaching and Learning How to Control Movement
Teaching and Learning How to Control Movement
A Word on Coach Education
Patience Is a Virtue
Lesson Planning
Sequential Teaching: Teach the Technique by Adding Layers
Mastery of the Basic Structure or Form of the Technique
Drill Training to Teach Movement Control
Types of Drill Training
CHAPTER 8     The Tsurikomi Action
The Tsurikomi Action
Importance of Gripping in Exerting Force and Control: Transference of Force from Attacker to Defender
Use of the Hands, Arms, Shoulders, and Upper Body in Gripping and Throwing
CHAPTER 9     Movement Is Controlled Motion
Movement Is Controlled Motion
CHAPTER 10     Using Torque in Judo
Using Torque in Judo
CHAPTER 11     The Human Body’s Base
The Human Body’s Base
CHAPTER 12     Generating Power
Generating Power
CHAPTER 13     Staying Round
“Staying Round” and Using Rotation to Create Momentum
Staying Round in Newaza
CHAPTER 14     Shiho: The Four Corners of the Body
Shiho: The Four Corners of the Body
CHAPTER 15     Using Movement in Defense
Using Movement in Defense
Identifying and Examining Various Biomechanical Defensive Movements
The Principles of Defensive Movement
About the Author
A Few Words about Using This Book
In the chapters ahead, key words and phrases are in bold lettering. In some instances, these may be repeated based on the context of what is being discussed. Terminology conventionally used in judo will be interspersed with terminology definitively used in the study of human movement in order to provide more clarity. Additionally, the photos in this book show athletes and coaches in both judo and sambo uniforms, and others show athletes in “no gi” situations. Please do not be surprised if what looks like a judo technique is performed by people who are wearing sambo uniforms or vice versa. A good move is a good move, no matter what sport it’s done in or what type of clothing people are wearing.
Foreword by Jim Bregman
The genius of Dr. Kano’s creation, judo, is fully unlocked and thoroughly analyzed in this exploration and explanation of controlling movement by Steve Scott. Seiryoku zenyo, which can be best translated as “the best use of energy or maximum efficiency with a minimum of effort” is one of Dr. Kano’s guiding principles. The other is jita kyoei, which is translated as “mutual welfare and benefit.” The word judo is often translated as the “gentle way.”
As a form of physical education and sport, judo provides an excellent vehicle for imparting in its practitioners a practical code of conduct and deportment that is crystallized in the phrase “mutual welfare and benefit.” As judo’s practitioners become more and more developed and trained in this more modern form of a martial art, they begin to have greater insight into the full meaning of “maximum efficiency with a minimum of effort.” In this excellent volume, Steve Scott provides both the coach and the student with useful insights into just why and how the gentle way functions as it does.
At the age of fifteen, I was awarded my shodan rank and competed in the regional tournament held by Shufu Judo Yudanshakai. I won my division and became the overall tournament champion by throwing the heavyweight champion for an ippon with uchi mata. Despite my larger and heavier opponent, the throw was effortless due to body mechanics and, philosophically, mushin or “mindlessness.” Mushin happens when the thrower is not consciously thinking and is “mindless” as the activity is occurring. This mindlessness is an automatic reflex developed by years of repetitive practice and diligence. These principles are included in this book.
The axiom that a much smaller man can defeat a bigger opponent is explained by body dynamics and movement control. Although I was successful as a fifteen-year-old defeating a much stronger and heavier opponent, I learned very quickly watching Anton Geesink (world and Olympic champion) train at the Kodokan and doing randori with him that the real p

  • Univers Univers
  • Ebooks Ebooks
  • Livres audio Livres audio
  • Presse Presse
  • Podcasts Podcasts
  • BD BD
  • Documents Documents