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    Interesting Article by J. Kano (English)

    This was posted at Judo Forum. Kano's own words, in English.

    I can't upload documents, and it is a scanned doc, so I have to put in the link to Judoforum.

    http://judoforum.com/index.php?/topi...oro-kano-1913/

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    Thanks for the article, Ben. Kano seemed to think that westerners understood the jujutsu concept, but just didn't know that they did. Maybe we aren't so dumb afterall.

    Thanks again,
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    This will help a lot. Thank you!!!

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    thanks for the link, will def give it a read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judoist View Post
    Thanks for the article, Ben. Kano seemed to think that westerners understood the jujutsu concept, but just didn't know that they did. Maybe we aren't so dumb afterall.

    Thanks again,
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    I have not gone back and read the article again, but I think it was the opposite, westerners did not understand the concept of of ju jutsu, as it is rooted in Japanese culture/philosophy. Back then, eastern philosophies and cultures were not well known at all in the west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Larson View Post
    This will help a lot. Thank you!!!
    There is a lot of good documented info at Judoforum if you search around. There are a few guys there who actually do real research in Japanese martial arts and culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    I have not gone back and read the article again, but I think it was the opposite, westerners did not understand the concept of of ju jutsu, as it is rooted in Japanese culture/philosophy.
    You're right. I misunderstood that part.

    P.S. Note that Kano mentions E.J. Harrison, author of the book Fighting Spirit of Japan as one of his students.
    Last edited by judoist; 8/30/2010 2:29am at .

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    I just registered over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Larson View Post
    I just registered over there.
    The search function works pretty well there. Just like here, though, there are interesting posts under unrelated thread titles.

    The search by author function is useful.

    Cichorei Kano, Hanon, JonZ, NBK, sam, etc. are all people who do real research and are worth reading.

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