We recommend members read this important primer (pdf) about safety, principles and values of judo practice. Our current club constitution can also be found here (pdf).
A former instructor and graduate student, Jon Roberts, wrote a Masters thesis (pdf) on the inclusion of judo into the Japanese middle school curriculum in 1931, and attendant context and arising implications.
Below are a series of articles on judo pedagogy by Sensei Ronald Désormeaux. Additional insightful articles can be found on Scribd. Clicking on any link below will take you to the article reader:
#33 – Victory or Defeat in Judo
#35 – Cultivation of the Mind-Heijoshin
#36 – Beware of the Power of Hidarikiki hito (left handed person)
#38 – Let Us Talk About Shime Waza
#39 – Katsu! The Art of Resuscitation
#48 – Addressing Bogyo Shisei
#49 – Managing Critical Conditions in a Judo Confrontation
#50 – Judo as an Art form
#51 – Increasing Speed and Accuracy in Judo
#52 – Kumi Kata in Judo
#53 – A Glimpse at Katame-Ne Waza in Judo