The Father of Judo: A Biography of Jigoro Kano

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Trafford Publishing, Jul 25, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography
Jigoro Kano (right; in 1870 at age ten) was small as a child, which gave rise to his determination to study jujutsu. In his early twenties, he combined the best of what he had assimilated and founded modern judo. A professor at the age of twenty-five, he played an important educational role in transforming Japan from a country ruled by the samurai into a modern nation.
 

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Contents

Foreword
5
Preface
6
Jigoro Kanos Youth
18
Establishment of the Kodokan
37
Travels
57
Education
69
Japan Joins the Olympic Movement
95
Judo Around the World
116
Conclusion
162
Glossary
175
Bibliography
177
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