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A Kodokan Textbook

Author: Keiko Fukuda

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This book describes the history and importance of Ju No Kata—the science of what it takes to execute throws—to the study and practice of judo. It also serves as a semi autobiography of the author, Keiko Fukuda, who is the world’s foremost authority on Ju No Kata. At the age of 90, she still practices her passion. Understanding Ju No Kata is essential for passing higher-rank tests and this book, imbued with Fukuda’s wisdom, is comprehensive and definitive.


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About the Author

Sensei Keiko Fukuda is the highest-ranked woman in Judo. Her grandfather, Kachinosuke Fukuda, was was one of the three influential masters of Jujitsu who taught the founder of Judo, Jigoro Kano Shihan, in his formative years. Sensei Fukuda was invited by Kano Shihan to enter the then newly formed Women's Section of the Kodokan in Tokya, Japan, and has practiced the art of Judo for over seventy years.

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