A History of Judo

While there are many books that cover various aspects of Judo history, they always seem to me to be incomplete, maybe even superficial.  That all changed when I read A History of Judo by 1964 British Olympian Syd Hoare, 8th Dan.  Finally, this was the book that I had been looking for.  A History of Judo was so informative and transformative that I bought out Amazon’s stock twice in order to offer the book to my assistant coaches.

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