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#347275 - 06/17/07 09:15 AM The Handbook of Judo (Gene LeBell )
ExCon Offline
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Registered: 03/02/07
Posts: 203
Last weekend I traded four Tom Clancy books for Judo Geneís book and Iím VERY happy with the deal.

Link to the review below.


The Handbook of Judo
An Illustrated Step-by-step
Guide to Winning Sport Judo

Author: Gene LeBell & L.C. Coughran
Pub: 1962/1975 by Thomas Nelson & Sons
Pages: 186
In Print:

Surprisingly good book on Judo. Has many odds & ends packed throughout the book that you'll not find documented anywhere else. Covers defenses to techniques that I've not seen discussed elsewhere. Very good section on newaza. Although out-of-print, this is not normally difficult to locate at a very reasonable price.

NEW!! This book has now been reprinted!!


Table of Contents
Acknowledgments 5
Foreword 6
On Choosing a Judo School 16
On Choosing a Style for Yourself 17
Ways to Win 18
Nagewaza 19
Osaekomi 19
Shimewaza 19
Gyakuwaza 20
Time Out 20
Grappling Deadlock 20
Illegal Holds 20
Stalling 21
Rankings in Judo 21

Ukemi 23
Break-Fall Theory 23
Two-Hand Slap from a Sitting Position 26
Tumbling Forward from a Kneeling Position 26
No-Hand Fall 27
Jumping Horse 28
Face Fall 28
Handstand into Side Fall 29
No-Touch Two-Arm Slap 29
Jump-Back 31
Off-Balance Principles 31
The Pivots 33
Forward Pivot 33
Reverse Pivot 34
Skip Pivot 36
Moving-Wheel Theory 37

Ashi Waza
(Leg Throws)
Osoto Gari 40
Yama Arashi 42
Okuri Ashi Barai 43
De Ashi Barai 45
Harai Tsurikomi Ashi 46
Ushiro Ashi Barai 47
Hiza-Guruma 49
Ouchi Gari 49
Ko Soto Gari 51
Ko Uchi Gari 52
Variation 53
Uchi Mata 54
Variation 55

Tewaza 58
(Hand Throws)
Tai Otoshi 58
Seoi Nage 60
Variation 62
Ippon Seoi Nage 63
Kata Guruma 65

Koshiwaza 66
(Hip Throws)
Ogoshi 66
Kubi Nage 68
Eri Tsurikomi Goshi 69
Sode Tsurikomi Goshi 70
Hane Goshi 72
Harai Goshi 74

Sutemiwaza 75
(Sacrifice Throws)
Obi-Nage 75
Tomoe Nage 77
Sumi Gaeshi 78
Kaniwaza 80
Soto Makikomi 81

Block to Uchi Mata 83
Block to Ippon Seoi Nage 84
Block to Harai Goshi 84
Utsuri Goshi 84
Ura Nage 86
Uchi Mata 86
De Ashi Barai, Counter 88
Ko Soto Gari 89
Leg Lift 89
Grapevine and Choke 89
Heel Sweep 91
Thigh Lift 92
Block to Tomoe Nage 93
Stocks as Counter to Kata Guruma 93

(Grappling Techniques)
Mat-Work Defense 96
Countering Leg. Defense 96
Single-Leg Grab 96
Double-Leg Grab 96
Mat Work Advantage or Disadvantage 97
The Triangle Theory 98
The Outrigger Theory 99
Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame 99
Modified Upper Four-Corner Hold
and Smother 99
Kesa Gatame 99

6 OSAEKOMIWAZA -- Hold on There! 103
Hold Down Techniques 103
Kesa Gatame 103
Kata Gatame 103
Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame 104
Kami Shiho Gatame 105
Kuzure Yoko Shiho Gatame 105
Modified Four-Corner Hold 105
Modified Upper Four-Corner Hold 105
Kuzure Tate Shiho Gatame 106
Modified Upper Four-Corner Hold
and Smother 107
Ushiro Kesa Gatame 107
Body Rides 107
Knee Ride 108
Double Bar Arm 108
Pin Defense 108

Escapes from Hold Down Techniques
Kesa Gatame 110
Kata Gatame 111
Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame 111
Kuzure Yoko Shiho Gatame 112
Schoolboy Pin 115
Escape Using Switch 115

Near Side 117
Far Front 118
Near Shoulder 118
Near Front 118

Grapevines 120
Grapevines 120
Single-Rear Grapevine 120
Double-Rear Grapevine 121
Single-Front Grapevine 121
Double-Front Grapevine 121
Front-Grapevine Roll 122
Outside Leg Push 123
Stocks and Chancery 124
Pipe Wrench 124
Quarter-Nelson 126
Near Half-Nelson with Arm Drag 127
Three-Quarter Nelson 127
Full-Nelson into Pin 127
Near Half-Nelson with Arm Bar 128
Neck and Arm Lever 129
Far-Arm Drag 130
Far-Leg Drag 131
Far-Arm and Leg Drag 131
Chin Twist 131
Belt and Neck Over 133
Side-Grapevine Roll 134
Leg and Arm Lift 134
Scissors and Arm Hook 135
Short Rib Rest 137
Shin on Calf 137

10 'S' AS IN STRANGLE -- Shimewaza 139
Palms Up 139
Palm Up, Palm Down 140
Front Crossover, Push and Pull 140
Half-Bear Claw 141
Rear Double-Lapel Tourniquet 141
Rear Single-Lapel Tourniquet 141
Rear One-Side Naked Choke 141
Rear-Naked Choke 142
Double-Bear Claw 142
Winding Choke 142
Hand and Elbow, Hooked Arms 143
Knee, Forearm and Elbow 143
Double Knee and Winding 144
Knee and Winding 144
Double Knuckle Roll 144
Winding and Ulna Press 144
Collar Winding and Roll on Back 145
Counters to Shimewaza 146
Lapel Pull 146
Hand On Face 146
Feet In Neck and Hip 147
Hands Pull and Hug 147

11 GYAKUWAZA -- The Arms Have It 149
Dragging Arm Lock 149
Straight-Arm Crush 150
Variation 151
Straight-Arm Hug 151
Variation 151
Reverse-Arm Bar 152
Reverse-Arm Bar With Figure-4 Scissors 152
Reverse-Arm Lock and Crotch Drag 153
Stepover Arm Drag 153
Arm Hug 153
Surfboard 154
Facing-Straight Arm Lock 155
Double Straight-Arm Bar 155
Double-Arm Hug 156
Single-Arm Hug 156
Double-Arm Hug and Leg Hold 156
Single-Arm Squeeze 157
Double-Arm Squeeze 158
Leg, Neck and Arm Lever 158
Straight-Arm Crush 159
Short-Arm Scissor 159
Wrist Lock and Hold Down 160
Forearm Hammer Lock 160
Figure-4 Hammer Lock 161
Upward Arm Crank 161
Reverse Time Hold 161
Time Hold 162
Downward Arm Crank 163
Elbow Lift and Shoulder Lock 163
Front Elbow Crank 164
Reverse Elbow Crank 164

Noncompetitive Neck Locks 166
Neck Crank and Sit Out 166
Reverse Stocks and Sit Out 168
Forward Neck Crank 168
Variation 169
Reverse Figure-4 Neck Lock 169
Rear Face and Neck Lock 170
Forward Figure-4 Neck Lock 170
Front Face Lock 171
Front Neck Crank 171
Illegal Pressure Holds 172
Chin Lift 172
Arm-Head Push 172
Spine Stretch 173
Abdominal Stretch 173

Knee Lock 174
Half-Crab 175
Boston Crab 175
Step-Over Knee Lever 175
Over Scissors 176
Reverse Double Front Grapevine Lock 177
Double Front Grapevine Lock 177
Glossary 178
Index 183


THIS is a book about sport judo, which is practiced, much as boxing, wrestling, and fencing are, in a gymnasium (or dojo, as it is known). Judo is just what the name implies, a sport with rules of fair play, a prescribed costume, and frequent contests and tournaments. For several years now it has been sanctioned by the AAU in this country and by similar amateur sports organizations throughout the world.

Sport judo is taught and practiced with the primary goal of developing proficiency in organized competition. All the techniques discussed. in this book follow this basic pattern. However, as in the other "combative" sports, such as boxing, the methods are readily adaptable to self-defense.

Almost all sport judo practiced in the world today is conducted under methods, theories, nomenclature and techniques adopted by -- Dr. Jigoro Kano, who founded the Kodokan School in Tokyo late in the nineteenth century. For this reason, sport judo is often called Kodokan judo. Dr. Kano was to jujitsu what the Marquis of Queensbury was to fist-fighting.

Jujitsu is an older form of Japanese self-defense. It is still practiced throughout the world, and much of sport judo's techniques are drawn from it. There were, and still are, many other systems taught and practiced. Among these are Tai-jitsu, Yawara, Aikido, Taido and Karate, but few can be considered true sport; they are more accurately described as systems of unarmed combat.

It is not our desire to discuss the relative merits of these various systems, but merely to draw a distinction between sport judo and the many other systems which stress self-defense as their goal. Self-defense is not, specifically, a subject of this book, although much of this material is readily adaptable for this purpose.

We believe that both forms of the art, sport judo and self-defense, should be studied by the serious student. But self-defense is properly a separate subject, and space limitations prevent its being included in this book.

#347276 - 06/17/07 11:59 PM Re: The Handbook of Judo (Gene LeBell ) [Re: ExCon]
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Loc: York PA. USA
I've read a few of his articles in MA magazines over the years, but never any of his books. I should really rectify that soon.
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