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Jujutsu: The Gentle Art and the Strenuous Life

By Joe Long, B.A.




Jujutsu: The Gentle Art and the Strenuous Life

Western practitioners took on the difficult task of transplanting jujutsu away from its Japanese context while preserving its physical and philosophical essence. Several factors contributed to their essential failure to do so in the first decade of the twentieth century. The author covers the early history of jujutsu in the U.S., and its cultural conflicts.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 6 No. 4 (1997): 14 pages.


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