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Sport, Industrialism, and the Japanese Judo

By Geoffrey Wingard, M.Ed.




Sport, Industrialism, and the Japanese Judo

Judo was accepted in England at the end of the 19th century because certain unique circumstances combined which allowed it to flourish. This article discusses in detail the social-political setting in England that contributed to its fascination with judo–jujutsu. The modern sports movement, crime, philosophy, and religion played a strong role.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 12 No. 2 (2003): 10 pages.


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