7/13/2009 2:41pm, #121
The Kodokan is not against MMA. The last time I went there the international coach had guys at an MMA event I attended in Tokyo.
As far as Kano and the proper uses of Judo a lot of that is misunderstood. Kano was looking to clean up the image of martial arts after reconstruction and then WW2.Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.
7/13/2009 4:35pm, #122
The Kodokan may no longer ban people for prizefighting but that's different than actually thinking it is a good thing for people or judo.
7/14/2009 2:28am, #123
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7/14/2009 2:40am, #124
7/14/2009 5:31am, #125
I think the person is trying to not type out everything.
1. Kano did NOT want the Kodokan to become a military academy. Yes, he died in 1938, and a very short time after the Kodokan became a military academy.
2. After WW2, all "martial arts" were banned by the US forces. The kodokan was able to reopen because Kano's son convinced the US forces that Judo was a national sport, not a martial art.
So, both before and after, there were forces very concerned with how Judo "looked" to the general public.
7/14/2009 9:00am, #126
Thank you that's what I meant.Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.
7/18/2009 9:56pm, #127