Just Ju-Jitsu Paperback – 28 Jul 2006
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About the Author
Ken Cole is a fifth dan in ju-jitsu and has nearly thirty years' experience of the martial arts including not only ju-jitsu but also judo and aikido. He has fought at both college and national level at judo and has taught self-defence to officers in the West Midlands Police Force. Ken teaches ju-jitsu at two clubs in the Midlands and is a service police officer with the Staffordshire Police.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is well written with an interesting section on Ju-Jitsu and the law. The author is a policeman so you can be sure of its accuracy.
I haven't trained in 12 years due to injury but am starting again and find it very useful as a ready reference for a lot of things long rusty or forgotten. The book is well indexed so finding a defence shouldn't be a problem, unless you know the moves as something different to what the authors been taught.
It comfortably takes you through the different belts white to black and roughly what you should be capable of at each level. The explainations can be difficult to follow but with careful examination of the many photos you should grasp what he's trying to put across.
There is also a neat section on strike points and whether they are soft medium or hard targets, so you can work out easily what strike for which target rather nicely. All in all a good book, but a bit of knowledge of the basics would help before reading it.
The book is well indexed, with English names for each "move" which helps easily locate techniques from your particular style or club syllabus that may occur on a different belt or grading point than Ken Cole's grading structure. The book is very comprehensive and some moves described here may not be included in your club syllabus, which makes it all the more interesting.
Whatever level of the JAPANESE syllabus you've reached, you will find this book useful for revisting and perfecting techniques you have covered and an excellent companion as you journey onwards and upwards to higher grades.
Two notes of caution. Firstly, this is not a "teach yourself" book: it's squarely aimed at those already involved with Ju-Jitsu. which is an activity requiring a training partner and which - arguably - cannot be safely or effectively self-taught. Secondly, this covers the JAPANESE Ju-Jitsu syllabus. There's little or no attempt to reference the more ground based BRAZILIAN adaptation of Ju-Jitsu, although exponents of the latter and Judo will no doubt find within some common techniques and also much of interest.
I've found this book to be an indispensable reference guide which has been regularly used. Highly recommended.
(Ju-Jitsu is quite hard just in case anyone wants to take up this Martial Art but it is also educational)
With jujitsu there are so many different styles.
But found 'jujitsu international' applies more or less the same syllabus.
Good traditional jujitsu book!
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Quick delivery and item description exact - very happy with my purchase. Bought for my husband and he loves this book - great for beginners or for those who need refreshing.Published 22 months ago by Mrs C
Browsed this at the library, when seen on Amazon it was a must have.
Good instructional book, taking into account the limitations of books. Read more