Tamura’s name is synonymous with the growth and establishment of judo in America. He was chosen to represent the United States at the First World Championship of Judo (Tokyo, 1956). He is a descendent of the Taira clan, influential during the end of the Heian period (784-1184) in Japan, and his practice has roots in Heike-ryu jujutsu.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 12 No. 2 (2003): 10 pages.