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  1. Coach Josh is offline
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Josh View Post
    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.
    Perhaps, however I'm basing my comments on what I've read by people who've gone through Kano's original writings in Japanese and which predate WW2.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Josh View Post
    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.
    Huh? The man died in May of 1938.

    I am pretty sure that WWII ended in August of 1945.

    Indeed it appears that many things are misunderstood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by higebozu View Post
    Huh? The man died in May of 1938.

    I am pretty sure that WWII ended in August of 1945.

    Indeed it appears that many things are misunderstood.
    Perhaps he meant Mifune.

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    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.
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    Thank you that's what I meant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Josh View Post
    Hey Ben how you been? Still in Iowa/Indiana? Good to see you lurking around here.

    Ben got his sandan when I first started Judo and was one hell of a competitor.

    Ben can verify how badly I do Judo.

    Josh Artigue
    Sorry, Josh, I have been away from here for a while.

    I'm in Idaho, the far northern tip of Idaho.

    And as I recall, you do not do Judo badly!

    Send me a PM of Judo Forum so we can exchange e-mail,if you like.
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