The Gokyo Book by Barnaby Chesterman

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The Gokyo Book by Barnaby Chesterman

The Gokyo Book by Barnaby Chesterman

For the first time on book - the reality of The Gokyo as seen in competition. All 40 techniques of the gokyo contain clear and concise descriptions, with a step-by-step guide from Neil Adams and competition examples from numerous international tournaments including the World Championships and Olympic Games. An essential reference book and coaching tool for every judoka.

The Gokyo has an almost mythical importance in judo. First formulated in 1898 it then underwent a major reshuffle in 1920 but has always remained true to its original essence. Although often overlooked in modern, western judo, the Gokyo remains a vital element of the sport and martial art and an important tool in the teaching and learning of judo.

The sport's founder Jigoro Kano designed the set of 40 techniques, split equally into five groups of eight throws in a specific order aimed at helping a student progress through a natural learning pattern, beginning with easier and more fundamental techniques before being guided through a range of more difficult and intricate throws. Here in this book former world champion and arguably Britain's greatest ever judo exponent and technician Neil Adams takes readers through the 40 techniques in a simple step-by-step format, illustrated with pictures by awardwinning photographer Bob Willingham, widely renown as the sport's leading photographer.

With clear and concise descriptions by world-renown sports writer and judo book author Barnaby Chesterman, The Gokyo contains an in-depth look into the history and development of individual techniques as well as a historical account of the Gokyo itself. The step-by-step picture guides are also accompanied by examples from competition judo of the highest level, featuring stars such as Kosei Inoue, Carlos Honorato, Karina Bryant and even greats from the past such as Anton Geesink. The Gokyo is an essential learning companion for coaches and students alike. Whether training for competition judo or merely studying the sport for its spiritual and physical benefits, this book is a must for anyone, regardless of their level and expertise.


Full Colour Paperback Author: Barnaby Chesterman Pages: 108
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