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Judo Movies

Written by Sierra Rein
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Although most martial arts movies (popularized by such action stars as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan) center around kung fu and karate, there are judo movies to be found and enjoyed. The great filmmaker Akira Kurasawa's first film, entitled "Judo Saga," explored the genesis of the martial art in 1943. Using judo as a central part of his film, Kurasawa molded the struggle of his main character, Sanshiro, to becomes the quest to achieve "satori," the Buddhist ideal of enlightenment.

This "satori" is one of the tenets of judo techniques, that realizing and accepting the law of Nature is a part of being a full and self-attained human. Thus, judo movies can entertain as well as strengthen a current student's physical and spiritual journey. They make great gifts as well, and can be a welcome addition to any martial arts collection.

Other Judo Movies One Can Purchase!

Instructional judo videos are available, as supplemental information that can help you strengthen your techniques as well as remind you of basic moves. They are great to bring along on business trips, vacations, or if you move and need time to find your new judo school. Adding these types of judo movies to your collection can certainly help you.

Other judo movies are filmed at high-level championship matches. By watching masters at their craft, you can visually understand the movements you are currently learning, and understand how the judo techniques you are studying are applied. Olympian matches are great sources to learn from, as they show highly trained judo students practice good showmanship, energy, strength, and competition.


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