Thread: Autobiography of Jigoro Kano
12/30/2006 9:04pm, #1
Autobiography of Jigoro Kano
Sorry in advance if this is posted in the wrong place.
A little while ago in my wanderings around the Net I came across this page here:
It purports to be a translation of a part of Jigoro Kano's autobiography. Other webpages and forum discussions indicate such a book exists, but has not been fully translated. Has anyone here more knowledge of this? I believe it was partially serialised in English in a publication called Aikido News; I don't know how easy it is to get a copy of the Japanese version.
If the translated page is indeed taken from Kano's autobiography, it yields some interesting passages. What particularly struck me was:
Originally Posted by Jigoro Kano?
It also points out that free practice was not original to judo, though the extent to which free practice was employed was possibly unprecedented, and discusses something that it holds up as being original to Kano: kuzushi.
Verification of the accuracy or lack thereof of this supposed translation would be much appreciated.
12/30/2006 10:18pm, #2
Theres so much stuff out there. If you're really interested learn Japanese.カンフー
12/31/2006 8:53am, #3
Or... perhaps being a tad more helpful, PM me the information and I'll translate what I can for you."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".