As we celebrate World Book Day 2021 we revisit three of our favourite judo books...

Emotional Judo Communication Skills to Handle Difficult Conversations and Boost Emotional Intelligence – Tim Higgs (2018)

This is the perfect book to equip you with the tools to help you manage your own emotions and the emotions of others in difficult conversations, to know what to say and when. It will help to boost your Emotional Intelligence with skill instructions and real-life case studies of people who have used Emotional Judo and overcome challenges in their personal or workplace relationships. 

Mind Over Muscle | Writings from the Founder of Judo - Jigoro Kano, Naoki Murata, Yukimitsu Kano (2013)

A must read for judoka of all levels! This book is a collection of Kano’s essential teachings, selected and compiled from his wealth of writings and lectures spanning a period of fifty-one years. Today the International Judo Federation has 187 member countries and regions. As an official sport of the Olympic Games, judo has inspired young people of all nationalities, and Kodokan is universally recognized as the Mecca of Judo.

Higher Judo | Groundwork - Moshe Feldenkrais, Elizabeth Beringer, Dennis Leri, Michael Brousse (2010)

Higher Judo presents judo as the art of using all parts of the body to promote general health, and as part of the “basic culture of the body.” Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais is best known for his comprehensive approach to the martial art and to the body.  This book reveals judo’s potential for creating a sense of rhythm of movement and improving mental and physical coordination. Higher Judo covers specific movements and positions—the astride position, the six o’clock approach, falling techniques—in both the text and the clear line drawings. Even more importantly, it shows how such groundwork can help practitioners develop their mental and physical awareness to their full potential.

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