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1.0 out of 5 stars
Kano Con, 11 April 2011
I began studying Judo in 1973 and Shotokan Karate in 1977, I have studied with many of the finest judo, karate and aikido sensei in the world. I have read and collected numerous books and videos on the martial arts and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of this dvd.
The first shock was that the playing time was stated as only 22mins (which in fact turned out to be 18mins), this didn't deter me too much I i thought I would be seeing the founder of judo in action for the first time.
The quality of the film was extremely poor, the clips jumped and the sound was a disgrace, I have produced a higher standard with my camera phone and my mac.
Kano's actual footage is only 4 minutes in total, and doesn't show anything that isn't available on you tube, there's no continuity and it contains random photos and video clips that aren't explained by the narrator, e.g. someone is shown taking out a scroll, containing calligraphy, but what is it? how old is it? what is its significance to Kano? etc.
Don't purchase this dvd, as in my opinion it does little to enhance your judo experience.
The start of the dvd shows other masters eg Kanazawa, Funakoshi, Eoneda, the cat, O sensei etc but if this judo dvd is representative of the standard of the others, then I won't be wasting my money on them.