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Masato Tamura, Ryoichi Iwakiri, and the Fife Judo Dojo, 1923–1942

By Joseph Svinth, M.A.




Masato Tamura, Ryoichi Iwakiri, and the Fife Judo Dojo, 1923–1942

In 1923, Fife farmers donated a barn and some mats to the Young People’s Club, and arranged for Ryoichi Iwakiri (b.1899) to teach judo to community youths. From the humble beginnings, the methods of instruction had profound effect over North American via students who started in Fife, Washington.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 8 No. 1 (1999): 14 pages.


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