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The origins of Asian martial arts in the United States reach back to the Pacific Rim and immigration. This Via Media anthology is dedicated to the profoundly significant period—roughly from mid-eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century—in which gifted Japanese taught their brand of jujutsu/judo to small groups that gradually disseminated knowledge of combatives into the American mainstream.

Judo & American Culture—Prelude, Acceptance, Embodiment

    • Building Men on the Mat: Traditional Manly Arts and the Asian Martial Arts in America, by Geoffrey Wingard, M.Ed.
    • Judo Comes to California: Judo vs. Wrestling in the American West, 1900–1920, by Matt Hlinak, M.A., J.D. 
    • Masato Tamura, Ryoichi Iwakiri, and the Fife Judo Dojo, 1923–1942, by Joseph R. Svinth, M.A.
    • The School of Hard Knocks: Seattles Kurosaka / Tentoku Kan Dojo 1928–1942, by Joseph R. Svinth, M.A.
    • American Judo Pioneer Vince Tamura and Heike-ryu Jujutsu, by James Webb, M.A. 
    • Judo and Character: Moving from the Hard to the Gentle Way, by James Behrendt 
  • 6" x 9" paperback, 95 pages, 53 illustrations. eBOOK AVAILABLE from Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Kobo.

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