Falling Hard: A Journey into the World of Judo

Falling Hard: A Journey into the World of Judo Mark Law
  • Title: Falling Hard: A Journey into the World of Judo
  • Author: Mark Law
  • ISBN: 9781590307151
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • Falling Hard: A Journey into the World of Judo Mark Law Falling Hard A Journey into the World of Judo On his fiftieth birthday British journalist and self described indolent sportsman Mark Law decides to take up judo on a whim and ends up getting hooked on the sport Falling Hard is Law s love letter
    On his fiftieth birthday, British journalist and self described indolent sportsman Mark Law decides to take up judo on a whim and ends up getting hooked on the sport Falling Hard is Law s love letter to judo the culture, drama, history, and practice With journalistic zeal, he delves deeply into the sport s history and lore, and interweaves his own judo experiences withOn his fiftieth birthday, British journalist and self described indolent sportsman Mark Law decides to take up judo on a whim and ends up getting hooked on the sport Falling Hard is Law s love letter to judo the culture, drama, history, and practice With journalistic zeal, he delves deeply into the sport s history and lore, and interweaves his own judo experiences with the development of judo in Japan, the life and vision of its founder Jigoro Kano, the export of judo to the West, the emergence of women in the sport, and detailed descriptions of competition on the world championship and Olympic levels Law s account is as much for the sports writing fan and armchair enthusiast as for the judo practitioner With humor and skill, he describes grueling training sessions and matches including his own , famous Olympic bouts, and legendary rivalries between judo players and national teams, and he speculates on the future of the sport.
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    1. I would ve given it 4 stars it s an excellent book but that which is most interesting, the most compelling aspect of the story, is that which he writes the least about That is, the author s own story of taking up a sport so incredibly physically demanding at the age when most people are closer to getting a hip replacement than learning a hip toss There is far too little of this own experiences, the daily grind of learning a grappling sport where, unlike most traditional martial arts, you are tes [...]

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    2. I really enjoyed the first half when he talked about his own experiences stepping onto the mat, and the earlier Judo history was interesting.Unfortunately the book then gets bogged down in recent history, which doesn t come off as interesting, and it becomes about Law s love affair with Judo than Judo itself.

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    3. Mark Law does a great job of providing an exhaustive history of Judo, highlighting not only the major competitors and champions, but also in noting the contribution to Judo by countries other than Japan It shows the dedication and heart that is required to be involved in this sport My only slight complaint is Mr Law is a bit critical on striking arts, he has a bit of disdain for Karate and Taekwondo Albeit this section is very short, and I do agree with certain points on his criticisms for these [...]

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    4. Interesting book for any martial artist I m not a judoka myself however this books gives some great insights into that world, particularly into the competitive aspects and into the competitors themselves and their motivations.

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    5. Lots of fun A brief and broad history of global judo Engaging, endearing, and conversational Author admits all of the limitations of the book in the beginning so no point in lamenting what could have been covered, except I wouldn t have minded him going on a smattering longer.

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    6. Well written Not what I expected, but novels aren t always I could have done with less sports commentary and about the author s personal experiences, but the author s experiences are in there just the same.

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