Synopses & Reviews
Harness the power of judo with guidance from one of the world's most respected senseis
Whether you're in training for competition or preparing to take your black belt test, Judo Unleashed is the definitive resource for serious judo practitioners who want to take their skills to a bold new level.
At the same time, this incredibly illustrated, step-by-step guide is ideal for anyone who wants to incorporate some of the most powerful and effective judo techniques into his or her self-defense or competitive fighting styles.
Sensei Neil Ohlenkamp, one of today's most sought-after judo coaches, covers all the bases--from philosophical and technical foundations through advanced grappling and self-defense techniques. With the help of 350 specially commissioned, full-color photographs illustrating each move in exciting detail, he draws upon his nearly 40 years of judo experience to show you how to:
- Add power and grace to your technique and improve your understanding of the fundamentals
- Execute basic and advanced hip, hand, and leg throws, sacrifice throws, pins, chokes, joint locks, and more
- Prepare yourself mentally and physically to ace your shodan test or blow away the competition
Hundreds of full-color throws and grabs make this the black belt of instructional judo books
In "Judo Unleashed," master coach Neil Ohlenkamp brings together the form, practice, and grace of this venerable sport in an all-inclusive handbook. From philosophical and technical foundations through advanced grappling and self-defense techniques, this authoritative guide, with 350 color photos, covers all the bases you need to refine your technique and gain a deeper understanding of this increasingly popular martial art.
About the Author
Neil Ohlenkamp holds a sixth degree black belt in judo and is a certified USJA master coach--the highest level of certification. He has nearly four decades of experience as a judo student, competitor, head instructor, national team coach, and tournament official. Sensei Ohlenkamp holds black belt rank certificates from the Kokodan Judo Institute of Tokyo, the United States Judo Association, and the United States Judo Federation.