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New French 10th Dan
Henri Courtine was recently promoted to judan in France.
Worldwide Judo News
Visit the Judo Forum for News About Judo From Around the World, a list of articles related to Judo recently published in newspapers.
A new European Judo Podcast joins the US Judo Podcast with monthly interviews and programs for you to listen to. In addition, listen to this webcast debate on The Importance of Newaza in Modern Judo Competition from JudoCoach.com.
Tournament Rules Updated
Changes to the IJF tournament rules are being considered and tested in international tournaments now. The changes affect the mat boundaries, eliminating the red danger zone. Contestants will be allowed to continue an attack after a competitor steps out of bounds as long as some part of a contestant is inside. More information.
Neil Ohlenkamp has written a major Judo instructional book which has just been released. The US edition is Judo Unleashed, the UK hardback edition is Black Belt: Judo Skills and Techniques, and the German version is Meisterliches Judo. It has recently been the number one selling Judo book on Amazon.com. More information about the book is available at JudoBook.com.
New Kodokan Tenth Dans
Toshiro Daigo (80), Ichiro Abe (83), Yoshimi Osawa (79)
New Judo Stuff
Check out the new clothing designs, gifts, and other Judo products at Do Judo.com! Show pride in Judo by wearing a Judo t-shirt or sweatshirt today.
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New Kosen Judo DVD
In the 1980's the Budokan of Japan produced a series of video tapes on all major Japanese martial arts. Kosen Judo (spelled Koshen on the tapes) was one of them. There were 4 tapes produced, 25 minutes each and you can now buy them on 2 DVD's at amazon.com. Many of the greatest masters are on it demonstrating their favorite moves on the ground. Kimura is one of them.
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Canon of Judo by Kyuzo Mifune
The Canon of Judo by Kyuzo Mifune has been republished by popular demand in a newly translated edition of this Judo classic by one of the most famous Judo 10th dans. This is an excellent 256 page book with lots of older techniques not shown in other books, including ankle and knee locks. Originally published in 1956 with an almost incomprehensible English translation, it has been out of print for decades. Because it is a classic, the original printings of the book are selling for as much as $1000. Although a lot can be learned just from the photos, the text is not at all helpful in the old edition. With the new translation and the original photos it is a must-have book for any Judo library. Orders can be placed now from Amazon.com for less than $25.
Judo Throw Saves Man From Bold Bear
MATSUMOTO, Nagano -- A man used a judo throw to scare off a bear that attacked him while he was picking mushrooms on a Nagano Prefecture mountain Monday afternoon, police said Tuesday.
At around 3:50 p.m., Keiichi Yamaguchi, 63, a resident of Matsuda, Kanagawa Prefecture, was picking mushrooms on a mountain in Omachi, Nagano Prefecture, when an Asiatic black bear suddenly attacked him, police said.
The bear bit Yamaguchi on the hand and left thigh and he responded by hitting it on the nose and in the stomach. When he used a judo technique to hurl the bear, it ran away from the scene. The bear was about 170 centimeters long, police said.
Yamaguchi said his injuries are not serious, but he intends to receive medical treatment at a local hospital. (Compiled from Mainichi and wire reports, Japan, Aug. 19, 2003)
Judo Info in Class
Dennis Trebble, Judo coach, is shown in this photo teaching students at Merchant Taylors' School in the UK with the help of an internet connection to the Judo Information Site. "The session went extremely well with a combination of normal teaching practices and the use of JudoInfo.com". Dennis has suggested to all his kids that the Judo Information Site is undoubtedly the best Judo site in the world. This is an example of a how to utilize innovative teaching techniques incorporating state-of-the-art web technology, while bringing the Judo world closer together.
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The Judo Information Site has continued to see tremendous growth this year with 6.3 million visitors since January 2000, adding to the 1 million visitors last century. We appreciate your visits, and will keep working to improve the site and promote Judo around the world. Number one on Google, and the most Awarded web site online, the Judo Information Site continues to be the most popular way to promote Judo in the world.
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