What are the best judo books for beginners?

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    #1Judo Heart and Soul

    Judo Heart and Soul

    Judo Heart and Soul is an instructive guide book for Judo written by Hayward Nishioka. It was published December 1, 2000 by Black Belt Communications. It contains insight on the positive effects of learning Judo.

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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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    #2Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano

    Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano

    Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano is a instructive guide book written by Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo. It was published July 15, 1994 by Kodansha USA.

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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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    #3Judo Formal Techniques: A Complete Guide to Kodokan Randori no Kata (Tuttle Martial Arts)

    Judo Formal Techniques: A Complete Guide to Kodokan Randori no Kata (Tuttle Martial Arts)
    Judo Formal Techniques: A Complete Guide to Kodokan Randori no Kata (Tuttle Martial Arts) is an instructive guide book for Judo written by Tadao Otaki. It was published November 15, 1990 by Tuttle Publishing. 
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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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      #4Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students

      Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students
      Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students is an instructive guide book on Judo written by Jiichi Watanabe and Lindy Avakian. It was published July 15, 1990 by Tuttle Publishing. It has step-by-step procedure for students and instructors.
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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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      #5Falling Hard: A Journey into the World of Judo

      Falling Hard: A Journey into the World of Judo

      Falling Hard: A Journey into the World of Judo is an instructive guide book to the Martial Arts Judo written by the infamous journalist Mark Law. It was published July 14, 2009 by Trumpeter. 

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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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      #6Training for Competition: Judo: Coaching, Strategy and the Science for Success

      Training for Competition: Judo: Coaching, Strategy and the Science for Success

      Training for Competition: Judo: Coaching, Strategy and the Science for Success is an instructive guide book for Judo written by Hayward Nishioka. It was published November 1, 2010 by Black Belt Communications.

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      #7Judo for Fun;: Sport techniques

      Judo for Fun;: Sport techniques

      Judo for Fun;: Sport Techniques is an instructive guide books for Judo written by Bruce Tegner. It was published in the 1970's by Thor Pub. Co. It contains illustrative demonstration of Judo sport techniques.

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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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      #8The Techniques of Judo (Tuttle Martial Arts)

      The Techniques of Judo (Tuttle Martial Arts)

      The Techniques of Judo (Tuttle Martial Arts) is an instructive guide book for Judo written by Shinzo Takagaki and Harold E. Sharp. It was published February 15, 1998 by Tuttle Publishing.

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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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      #9Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques

      Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques

      Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques is an instructive guide book for Judo written by Toshiro Daigo. It was published August 5, 2005 by Kodansha USA. It contains cultural evolution narration and basic Judo technical instructions.

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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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      #10Foot Throws: Karate, Judo and Self-Defense

      Foot Throws: Karate, Judo and Self-Defense

      Foot Throws: Karate, Judi and Self-Defense is an instructive guide book written by Hayward Nishioka. It was published January 1, 1979 by Black Belt Communications. It tackles basic concepts of self-defense.

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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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