Do any Judo book have value in so "physical" subject as combat sport and self-defense?
My first book on combat sport (it
wasn’t even Judo
but book on Greek-Roman
Wrestling) I got on my second year of training. When I talked
about it on a
rest break between training blocks, my teammates started to laugh: you
learn Judo from a book. My day was saved by my coach: he said about me
know my craft well enough to be able to pick a tip from a book. He also
that if I can learn one tip from a book, this book worth its money.
Yes, you can’t learn Judo or any
other martial art or combat
sport from a book. Pictures of techniques worth not much without
instructor that can explain them with all tiny invisible details, check
you doing it right, and point you your mistakes.
However, when you already know your
art basics, good book
can help you to train more productively. On the book
page I’ll talk about some books that worth it.