In 1926, a contest (shiai) occurred that was the equal of any preceding and without peer in any following tournament. Thirty-seven of the finest judoka in Japan competed before the Emperor Hirohito. The article details the techniques utlized by each master and also compares their skills with today’s judo practitioners.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 5 No. 3 (1996): 6 pages.