Edition No. 41. Winter, 2004. Today is
 
KOGA, A NEW WIND
A FIGHTING FILMS PRODUCTION

Koga, A New Wind
Koga, A New Wind

Toshihiko Koga in action at the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan.

Fighting Films
Fighting Films Presents
KOGA, A NEW WIND
Commentary by Neil Adams MBE

AVAILABLE NOW!
Filmed and photographed exclusively on loaction at the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan, 'Koga, A New Wind' is the first video and book collaboration between Fighting Films and Ippon Books since their amalgamation earlier this year. In this superb pair of productions Toshihiko Koga reveals all the secrets of the techniques that have made him the most admired fighter of the 90's.

The video 'Koga, A New Wind' features footage from the former World and Olympic champion's stunning competitive carreer, including rarities such as his first major international appearence at the Junior World championships and his historic attempt to win the All Japan Open Weight championships, when only an -71 Kgs fighter. This includes the final against World Open Weight champion Naoya Ogawa. In addition there are all the highlights from his World championship and Olympic performances. The book will feature some of the finest ever competition shots from the library of IJF photographer Bob Willingham.

In addition to the action packed competition footage and photographs, Koga breaks down his favourite techniques, both on the screen and in the book, for the first time. His unique one handed seoi nage and his spectacular sode tsurikomi goshi are two of the amazing techniques featured. Plus in a candid interview, Koga talks about his beginnings in the sport and the people and incidents that have driven him throughout his judo life to his phenomenal success.

You don't want to miss this one, a must-have for any serious judo fan!

For more information and to order your first edition copy, please visit: www.fightingfilms.com.

   
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Koga's Career Highlights
2000
Retires from competition

1996
Atlanta, USA Olympic Games - silver -78kg

1995
Tokyo, Japan WC - gold -78kg

1992
Barcelona, Spain Olympic Games - gold -71kg

1991
Barcelona, Spain WC - gold -71kg

1990
All-Japan Open Judo Championships - finalist

1989
Belgrade, Yugoslavia WC - gold -71kg

1987
Essen, Germany WC - bronze -71kg

1986
Rome, Italy Junior WC - gold -71kg


 
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