The origins of Asian martial arts in the United States reach back to the Pacific Rim and immigration. This 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.