Following the history of the sport back to its Samurai beginnings, this study on the most popular and enduring of the martial arts profiles the history of the sport and the legends of judo. From the Japanese Kimura to the giant Dutchman Geesink, this superbly written, intellectually rigorous, and surprisingly witty account is a magisterial exploration of a sport practiced by thousands across the globe, and illustrates how it remains one of the most enigmatic of pastimes.
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Mark Law is the editor of the online magazine the First Post.Review:
'Excellent... a classic in its genre' -- Robert Twigger The Sunday Times 'One of the year's most entertaining sports books, and the best one to be written about a martial art since Robert Twigger's Angry White Pyjamas. It's lively, it's witty and, above all, so persuasively enthusiastic that by the end you'll find yourself feeling an intense urge to try it for yourself' -- James Delingpole Mail on Sunday 'This is damn fine stuff, and will entertain and enlighten an audience far beyond the confines of the dojo' -- Andrew Baker The Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Aurum Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111845133498
Book Description Aurum Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1845133498 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1690976
Book Description Aurum Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1845133498