Learn about Judo from the kodokan.org website:

The Kodokan was founded in 1882 by the late Prof. Kano who himself had established Judo. Judo was derived from Jujitsu which had many names and schools. Jujitsu is an art for either attacking others or defending oneself with nothing but one’s own body. Prof. Kano adopted the superlative parts of all the Jujitsu schools, got rid of precarious parts, and established the new Kodokan Judo based on his own insight and arrangement. Prof. Kano promoted judo as a physical exercise from a wide national point of view. Proceeding with the organization of the Kodokan and enacting the regulations of Judo, he became the first Asian member of the International Olympic Committee in 1909 and worked for the spread of Judo world-wide. “Judo”, which is now exercised in many countries of the world, is the very Kodokan Judo, created in 1882 by Prof. Jigoro Kano. It is clearly stated in the Article 1 of International Judo Federation (IJF) statutes, “IJF recognizes ‘Judo’ which was created by Jigoro Kano.”

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Judo links:

United States Judo Federation is based in Ontario Oregon: http://www.usjf.com/events/

Information sharing sites: http://judonw.org/   and    http://judoinfo.com

Obukan judo club practices at the Penninsula Community Center, 700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland Oregon: http://obukanjudo.org/

Ojukan judo club practices at the Oregon National Guard Armory, 848 NE 28th ave, Hillsboro, Oregon: http://ojukanjudo.org/

Seiwakan practices at the Sellwood Community Center, 1515 SE Umatilla Portland, OR.

Portland Judo practices at Portland Aikikai, 1623 NW Marshall Street Portland, Oregon.

Higher Judo is a technique book written by Moshe Feldenkrais. He studied under Professor Kano and G. Koizumi Sensei. Dr. Feldenkrais is most known as the founder of the Feldenkrais Method®.

The book can be found at the online bookstore of  Feldenkrais® Resources:

Preview the book on Google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=G6gif_EMVNEC&lpg=PP1&pg=PR34#v=onepage&q&f=false

Hadaka-Jime: Practical Unarmed Combat is a unique training program that is based on one core technique. Dr. Feldenkrais developed the program as emergency training for soldiers in World War II. Available from the Feldenkrais Educational Foundation: https://www.feldenkrais.com/shop/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=278cd6dc106de786886718d186167702&keyword=hadaka-jime

Feldenkrais and Judo:

See the links under this page: https://movementarts.wordpress.com/cross-pollination-we-learn-from-each-other/

Article by Dennis Leri: http://judoinfo.com/feldenkrais.htm

Article by Robert Slatkin (includes photos) in Tablet Magazine: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/71417/the-method

Video: The Essence Of Judo. Kodokan Judo 10th dan Kyuzo Mifune and his students demonstrate Judo tachi- and ne-waza techniques, randori and kata. This is a long video, about an hour:


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