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Old 01-18-2014, 01:11 PM   #10
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: Budo And Sports, A Rant

Peter Boylan wrote: View Post
Pretty much anyone who wants to know can understand. Kano Sensei was beyond prolific in his writings, and quite a lot of them are getting translated and researched.
And much is edited and selected to give a specific image of Kano.

It's clear from Kano Sensei's own writings and comments that he was unhappy with the direction of the Judo organization's emphasis in his own lifetime.
Mostly because Judo was being used not as a sport ( sport as was understood in the late 19th c. - early 20th c.) but as a "budo" in the sense given to the word in Imperial Japan. Of course Kano was not unhappy with changing the shiai ruleset because the Kosen guys, or sending challengers to Ad Santel.

Kano was a politician, he was way more complex than people think based on the Kodokan approved 'official history'.
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