Kyuzo Mifune’s Principles of Judo

Kyuzo Mifune 1883-1965.  The greatest Judoka of the modern era.  At 5’4″ and 140lbs. he was a pure technician.  He died a 10th dan Master.

The Five Principal Points of Judo

1. The soft controls the hard.

2. Strike to kill (resolve any problem with a single decisive action).

3. Do not hold anything  back (never be tentative).

4. Enter a state of no-self, no-mind.

5. Do not place hope in finding a secret technique.  Polish the mind through ceaseless training; that is the key to effective techniques.


Seven Rules Of Judo Practice

1. Do not make light of an opponent.

2. Do not lose self-confidence.

3. Maintain a good posture.

4. Develop speed.

5. Project power in all directions.

6. Never stop training.

7. Develop self-control.

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