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FUDO SHIN („immovable mind”)

A state in which one is not moved or influenced by external forces.”

„Int he state of MUGA-MUSHIN or fudo-shin, the mind can involuntarily dispose of problems imposed upon it: it is the automatic ability of the mind to be alert, perceive, act, and react. I guarantees an always ready mind which can moet any emergency with reasonable assurance of success, and thus it becomes an important development for self-defense and sports considerations.”


FUJI SAN (Mountain Fuji)

„Mt. Fuji”(int he West erroneously called Fujiyama), a volcano in Yamanashi prefecture forming a perfect cone, and the highest peak in Japan (3,776 m). It is a symbol of the Japanese nation. It has been the subject of innumerable poems and paintings since ancient times.



He was a chiropractor and a JU JUTSU master. He was over six feet tall. He began his study of JU JUTSU in the school of Okuyama-Nen ryu. Later he studied Kiraku Ryu and ás a young mán he moved to Edo (Tokyo) and became a student of Masamoto ISO, the master of TENSHIN-SHINYO RYU: It was said that no one could beat him. Fukuda became a SENSEI in a while and was the first teacher of Jigoro KANO. Fukuda was better át the techniques than át the formai exercises (KATA).

In May 1879 former United States president U. S. Grant visited Japán. Eiichi Shibusawa, a noted politician of the Meiji éra, thought the visiting former president would enjoy a martial árts performance. The demonstration was favorably received by General Grant and his party, and widely reported in the American press. Just nine days after performing Master Fukuda died. He was 52 years old. KANO attempted tó keep the DOJO in operation by himself, bút soon realized that he needed more training. KANO continued hi study of the TENSHIN SHINYO RYU with Masamoto ISO, són of the school' s founder.


FUKUDA KEIKO (1913-)   Kodokan 9th Dan

She is the highest-ranking female practitioner of JUDO in the world. She was born in Tokyo, and began the practice of judo in 1935 at the age of 21. She was invited to study judo by Jigoro KANO, the founder of the KODOKAN JUDO, because of his relationship with her grandfather, FUKUDA Hachinosuke, who had taught TENSHIN-SHIN’YO JU-JUTSU to Kano a number of years prior. FUKUDA is the last living pupil of KANO. In 1973, Fukuda published Born for the Mat, an instructional book intended for women about the KATA of KODOKAN JUDO. Fukuda currently holds a 9th degree black belt (9th DAN) in JUDO. She was awarded a rare red belt in judo by the UNITED STATES JUDO FEDERATION in 2001 for her lifelong contribution to KODOKAN JUDO. In January 2006, at its annual Kagami Biraki New Years celebration, the KODOKAN JUDO Institute also awarded her the 9th degree black belt (9th DAN). She is the only woman to ever hold this high a rank from any recognized JUDO organization. In 2005, Fukuda published Ju-No-Kata: A Kodokan textbook, Revised and Expanded from Born for the Mat (Publisher: North Atlantic Books): A pictorial textbook for performing Ju no KATA, one of the seven KODOKAN KATA. She teaches at the Soko Joshi JUDO Club in the Noe valley district of San Francisco, California.

Fukuda also teaches at the annual Joshi Judo Camp, a camp she founded in 1974 to give women judoka an opportunity to train together. .


For Reading

Fukuda, Keiko " Born for the mat : a Kodokan kata textbook for women ", San Francisco,

United States, K. Fukuda, 1973, 139p, 3439.

Fukuda, Keiko " Ju-No-Kata : a Kodokan textbook ", Berkeley, CA, United States, North

Atlantic Books, 2004, 176p, 25 cm, SK, ISBN 1556435045.


FUKUSHIN (assistant referees)


FUKUSHO (fourth-round competitors)

Competitors matched int he fourth round of a team competition.


FUMI KOMI (stepping In)

Stepping forward and placing most of your weight onto the stepping foot.


FURI (appearance)

What something looks like from the outside.



Upswing against stick; a technique against armed attack in KODOKAN GOSHIN JUTSU KATA


FURIGANA (Kana chracters)

It is written in lower case at the right of Sino-Japanese characters (KANJI) that are unusual or difficult to read, to make them easier to pronounce.



Shaking loose


FURINAGE (flip throw)

This throw is similar to SUMI OTOSHI but the direction in which UKE is thrown is different. As UKE steps forward with his/her right foot, but without too much care, TORI very abruptly flips him/her off but His/her feet strongly using both arms and throws him/her to his/her right front corner.



Downswin against stick a technique against armed attack in KODOKAN GOSHIN JUTSU KATA.





FUSEGU (to prevent)

To defend against your opponent’s techniques or prevent him from attacking.




Win by default (see IJF CONTEST ULES, Article 28)



It was founded by Takeda Motsuge (1794-1867) int he early 1800’s. He studied JUJUTSU since a young age and by his late teens was considered a SHIHAN and was in Aki. He had studied Nanba Ippo-Ryu from Takahashi Inobei. He also studied TAKENOUCHI -, SEKIGUCHI-, YOSHIN-, Shibukawa-, and Yagyu-Ryu JUJUTSU during his lifetime. FUSEN-RYU finally became an art that focused almost exclusively on ground fighting (NE-WAZA) /this may have only been in several branch schools. FUSEN-RYU still exist today and they do not focus on NE-WAZA/. Around the turn of the 20th century, the FUSEN-RYU master Mataemon Tanabe challenged a new JUJUTSU master to the area KANO Jigoro. His new JUJUTSU style had challenged several of the old style JUJUTSU schools to contest and had beaten them easily. Thus was the real birth of NE-WAZA as a sciense. KANO was so fascinated with the ease his JUDOKA were beaten that he persuaded. Over the next few years, KANO assigned several of his top students to focus exclusively on this NE-WAZA. Soon, NE-WAZA (ground fighting) was „absorbed” as part of KODOKAN JUDO syllabus, and JUDO began to spread across the world.




Win by defaulf