While considered by many martial artists to be a sport, Judo is a very effective ground fighting martial art. The techniques are effective in rendering an opponent immobile by holding, choking or inflicting excruciating pain. These techniques are from the Kodokan Judo system.
Professor NOBUYOSHI HIGASHI, M.A., is the President of the International Kokushi-ryu Jujutsu Association, Founder (Soke) of Kokushi-ryu Jujutsu, Head instructor of the Kokushi Budo Institute of New York, Inc. & president of the United States Tomiki Aikido Association.
His rankings include 8th Degree Black Belt Kodokan Judo, 7th Degree Black Belt Tomiki Aikido and 7th Degree Black Belt Kokushi Karate-do.
Prof. Higashi was a team member and coach of the famous Kokushikan University Judo Team (Tokyo) for 7 & 1/2 years. He received a 8th degree Black belt in Kodokan Judo.
Prof. Higashi is an Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is the author of several martial arts books including Aikido: Tradition and New Tomiki Free Fighting Method, Advanced Aikido and Koryu Aikido.