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The practice of judo katas has changed over time as a result of perceived purpose. The chapters in this Via Media anthology were written by seven authorities in judo history and practice. Their writings clarify the purpose of kata and thus its mode of practice and their place in competition. A Via Media book with specialized content.

Judo Kata: Practice, Competition, Purpose

    • The Masters Contest of 1926: An Epiphany in Judo History, by Robert W. Smith, M.A.
    • Competition, Kata, and the Art of Judo, by Llyr C. Jones, Ph.D.
    • Competition Versus Tradition in Kodokan Judo, by S. Biron Ebell, M.A.
    • The First Kodokan Judo International Competition and Its Katas, by W. Lance Gatling, M.A., M.P.S. 
    • The Way of Kata in Kodokan Judo, by Llyr C. Jones, Ph.D., and Michael J. Hanon, Ph.D. 
    • A Taxonomy of Principles Used in Judo Throwing Techniques, by Linda Yiannakis, M.S.
    • Rhythm, Patterns, and Timing in Martial Arts as Exemplified Through Judo, by Linda Yiannakis, M.S.
    • Kodokan Judo’s Self-Defense System: Kodokan Goshin-jutsu, by Llyr C. Jones, Ph.D, Martin P. Savage, B.Ed., and W. Lance Gatling, M.A., M.P.S.
    • The Logic of Kodokan Judo Kata, by Llyr C. Jones, Ph.D.
  • 6" x 9" paperback, 176 pages, over 197 illustrations. eBOOK AVAILABLE from Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Kobo.

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