The Foundations of Judo
Author: Yves Klein
Publisher: The Everyday Press
Date of publishing:
Size: 14 x 22.6 cm
In 1952 the 24-year-old Yves Klein left Paris for Japan, to pursue his first love; not art but judo. After becoming one of very few Europeans to receive a coveted 4th dan black belt from the Kodokan in Tokyo, Klein returned to France and opened the Judo Académie de Paris. In 1954 the prestigious firm of Grasset published his book Les Fondements du Judo, illustrated with hundreds of photographs of Klein and the leading Japanese teachers demonstrating the six major Kata of judo.
Now this work has finally been translated into English.
An edition of 1500 copies
Softback, with a colour dustjacket
256 pages, over 300 black & white photographs
A transimile of the 1954 1st edition