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Biomechanics of judo

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Science of Judo
EditorsMike Callan
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-8153-4913-6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science


Let us assume I have an opponent who possesses power to the value of 10, whereas I must face this opponent with power only to the value of 7. When my opponent thrusts at me with all his energy, it follows that if I resist I will be overcome, even if I expend all my power. If, however, rather than resist my more powerful opponent, I adjust and adapt to his energy and pull back, he will fall forward under the strength of his own attack. His power of 10 will become merely a power of 3, and he will stumble and lose his balance. I will not be pulled o balance and can pull away, maintain my stance, and retain my original power of 7.

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