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Fully grasping the martial art of judo entails learning and appreciating its history, culture, principles, techniques, and tactics. Mastering Judo contains information on these facets of the art and more through the teaching of the renowned Takahashi family. With over 200 years of combined experience and a total of 31 black belts among them, the six members of the family contributing to this book offer a wealth of firsthand judo instruction. Leading the way is father Masao, an 8th-dan black belt who has trained two generations of international judo champions. Mother June is both a judo instructor and historian who has published a book detailing the origins of the art. Siblings Al, Phil, Ray, and Tina are all accomplished judo instructors, coaches, or competitors. Blending the rich tradition with modern techniques and tactics, the Takahashis ensure that Mastering Judo will appeal to all participants seeking a deeper knowledge and improved performance in the art and sport. From time-honored skill sets to the most current training for competition, this comprehensive resource spans all generations and interests of judo enthusiasts.

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