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Judo Comes to California: Judo vs. Wrestling in the American West, 1900-1920

By Matt Hlinak, M.A., J.D.




Judo Comes to California: Judo vs. Wrestling in the American West, 1900-1920

This essay analyzes Japanese-American immigration into the American West through the prism of athletics by examining a series of contests between judoka and wrestlers from 1900 to 1920 in California. This complexity will be shown by looking at the way in which martial arts are closely linked to national and ethnic identity.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 18 No. 2 (2009): 12 pages.


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