Yves Klein, The foundations of Judo, 2009


The Foundations of Judo is the first ever English translation of Yves Klein’s Judo Manual originally published in 1954 in French. In the early 1950s the 24-year-old Yves Klein spent a year and a half in Tokyo, studying mainly at the Kodokan under the ninth-dan judo master Oda. After becoming one of the first Europeans to receive a coveted fourth-dan black belt, Klein returned to France and opened the Judo Academie de Paris. Translated and typeset in a facsimile of the 1954 original by British artist Ian Whittlesea.

The foundations of Judo

Yves Klein, The Everyday Press, 2009

Texts and Illustrations by Yves Klein Archives and Yves Amu Klein

14,5 x 22,5 cm

224 pages, softcover


ISBN: 978 0 9561738 0 5