Mind Over Muscle: Writings from the Founder of Judo

Mind Over Muscle Writings from the Founder of Judo In Jigoro Kano founded Kodokan Judo at Eishoji Temple in Tokyo It was the culmination of a lifelong devotion to the jujutsu of the past which he reorganized while taking great care to

  • Title: Mind Over Muscle: Writings from the Founder of Judo
  • Author: Jigoro Kano
  • ISBN: 9784770030153
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1882 Jigoro Kano 1860 1938 founded Kodokan Judo at Eishoji Temple in Tokyo It was the culmination of a lifelong devotion to the jujutsu of the past, which he reorganized while taking great care to retain its classical traditions Historically, martial arts were practiced only by the elite in Japan Kano, a renowned educator as well as a sportsman, is credited with poIn 1882 Jigoro Kano 1860 1938 founded Kodokan Judo at Eishoji Temple in Tokyo It was the culmination of a lifelong devotion to the jujutsu of the past, which he reorganized while taking great care to retain its classical traditions Historically, martial arts were practiced only by the elite in Japan Kano, a renowned educator as well as a sportsman, is credited with popularizing the martial arts, and in particular, judo, among people in all levels of society.When he was young, Kano studied jujutsu, a martial art practiced in Japan since feudal times, which involved throwing, hitting, kicking, stabbing, slashing, choking, bending and twisting limbs and defenses against these attacks After years of studying, he realized that although many different jujutsu techniques were taught, there was no one core value holding them together Kano identified an all pervasive principle to make the most efficient use of mental and physical energy and combined only those techniques in which this principle was correctly applied into modern judo Ju means gentleness or giving way Do means principle or the way Judo, therefore is the Way of Gentleness, which implies that first giving way leads to ultimate victory The Kodokan is literally, the school for studying the Way This book is a collection of Kano s essential teachings, selected and compiled from his wealth of writings and lectures spanning a period of fifty one years Today the International Judo Federation has 187 member countries and regions As an official sport of the Olympic Games, judo has inspired young people of all nationalities, and Kodokan is universally recognized as the Mecca of Judo.

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    1. 我一直以為柔道的基本理念是以柔克剛,其實是精力善用和自他共榮。創始人 Kano 還說,練柔道的終極目標是為社會做貢獻,通過練柔道培養出的強健體魄。沒有很多道的感覺,Kano 建立的講道館柔道非常實用主義。 Kano 是個很有 ambition 的人,他說大學剛畢業的時候想當首相或者百萬富翁,後來覺得唯有教育事業最崇高,最能夠流芳百世,於是他選擇教育事業,這個因果關係 [...]

    2. Containing many segments from writings, lectures, and letters by renowned Judo founder, teacher, and Martial Arts Master Jigoro Kano, 'Mind over Muscle' speaks of both the practical and ideal elements to the philosophic lessons of Judo, as well as Sensei Kano's intended hopes for Judo and for all Martial Arts' futures. His focus is clear, as his love for humanity and for learning abound in a free flowing, hard hitting report of the need for increased and sophisticated Physical Education as a par [...]

    3. This book contains writings from the founder of judo - Jigoro Kano. Contrary to popular belief, judo is not just a sport, it is also a life philosophy. I highly recommend the book to all judo enthusiasts who wish to expand their knowledge concerning the origin and purpose of Jigoro Kano's creation.

    4. This book is OK. Part one was very informative, but parts two and three seemed to be disjoint and the author tends to ramble. i heard that the latter parts of the book were edited together from writings from different parts of Kano Sensei's life. That might explain the lack of cohesiveness.

    5. An interesting collection of essays and letters that outlines the development of Kano's philosophical foundations for a Japanese contribution to modernity.

    6. Excellent background on the nature of Judo and why Judoka train the way they do/ There is a lot to absorb here for such a thin book.

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