The Canon of Judo
is a book was originally published in 1956, and written by Kodokan
, Kyuzo Mifune
(1883-1965). The book covers almost all of the Kodokan recognized techniques, adds variations and new techniques, although Do-Jime
is barely mentioned (p.126). The book also describes fifteen Kata
developed by Mifune to teach adaptation through reversal and counters. Notably, the book organizes the techniques differently from the official Kodokan Gokyo.
This book is based on new and revised material by the author made between the original publish date and the authors death.
The book gives a brief history of Ju-jutsu
in Japan, and gives the lineage of Judo, referencing Ju-jutsu masters prior to Jigoro Kano
. To show the early origins and continuous developmentof the martial arts
, a long list of historical text sources, people, and schools and styles are... Read More