What are the best judo books for beginners?

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    Arthur Smith
    Written on January 28, 2017
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      Cynthia Elliott
      Written on April 20, 2018
      "very attractive for the people who love Judo It's absolutely superb in one sense, and yet the book describes Judo in a way that I find too restrictive. If you are a competitor, ... If, on the other hand, you practice a wider Judo that is not competition oriented, this book will seem too narrowly focused."
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      Joyce Santos
      Written on April 26, 2018
      "This book is the perfect solution for a best judo book for beginners. It is wriiten by the founder of Judo. It is the "Bible" of Judo containing history, fundamental, techniques and pictures throughout so the student can follow along. It also has a glossary of Judo definitions. This is the best choice for beginners in Judo."
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      Joe Jacobs
      Written on April 28, 2018
      "This is a good book with numerous exercises and over 1,000 photos. It is geared towards beginners, which is what i wanted, but i feel it's still a bit too advanced for the pure beginner. It also isn't exclusively targeted towards Judo (although that is the main focus)"
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      Debra Curtis
      Written on April 28, 2018
      "I hold the belief that one cannot learn Judo by reading a book; practice is really the only way. But there are three reasons why you should need a Judo book: 1) to learn the history, culture, social background of it, 2) to keep as a dictionary where you can refer to moves, 3) to understand the physics, psychology, and physiology of Judo training and competition. The worst type of Judo book, IMHO, is one that tries to teach you how to make a throw. The value of this book mainly comes from its well articulated explanation with respect to 3) as mentioned above. To be frank, you can still do well in Judo without ever reading this book, but if you are curious about the theories behind Judo, this is definitely a good book to have."
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      Martha Solís
      Written on April 17, 2018
      "I had just gotten into Judo and was finding it hard to understand a lot of the concepts, so I picked up this book. It really helped me to figure things out with my practice."
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      Marco Antonio Anaya
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "In terms of the best judo books for beginners, there is not an extremely dominated market by any one set company. With that being said, Bruce Tegner makes a compelling effort in this 125 page classic novel that details the intricate workings of beginner judo. Being a sport, judo is something the practicing martial artists must also enjoy doing. Tegner makes that enjoyment come natural as you learn all the starting techniques of this ancient art. The instructive nature of the book is easy to follow and a must read to any interested in judo; either for sport, competition, or for pleasure."
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      Ryan Gutierrez
      Written on April 18, 2018
      "I started getting in shape around 2 years ago when I was at the heaviest I had ever been. Now that I am in the best shape of my life, I began looking into martial arts. This was the first book I purchased and it gave me a really good basis that got me started in the art of Judo. I have progressed into group training, but this book was a great start and intro and I recommend it."
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      Robert Walters
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "As a beginner getting into martial arts I like to gather and attain as much information as possible. I came across this book, Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques and thought it would be perfect for what I was looking for. Sure enough this instructive guide book shed new light on some of the skills and techniques of Judo. Toshiro Daigo does an excellent job of laying out the Judo instructions providing very detailed technical explanations of the moves. I really enjoyed this and look forward to finding other supplemental reading material before I tackle things on my own."
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      Julia Freeman
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "book is very use full katate judi and self defense . other wise no comments"

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    Best judo books for beginners
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Judo Heart and Soul Books 246 Paid
    2 Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano Books 201 Paid
    3 Judo Formal Techniques: A Complete Guide to Kodokan Randori no Kata (Tuttle Martial Arts) Books 197 Paid
    4 Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students Books 173 Paid
    5 Falling Hard: A Journey into the World of Judo Books 149 Paid
    6 Training for Competition: Judo: Coaching, Strategy and the Science for Success Books 142 Paid
    7 Judo for Fun;: Sport techniques Books 114 Paid
    8 The Techniques of Judo (Tuttle Martial Arts) Books 105 Paid
    9 Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques Books 86 Paid
    10 Foot Throws: Karate, Judo and Self-Defense Books 62 Paid
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