Martial Arts of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

A judo class in Rohwer, Arkansas Internment Camp, November 1942
  • Reflecting on Joseph Svinth’s Getting a Grip

    23 Oct 2020 by

    Svitnh, Joseph. Getting A Grip: Judo in the Nikkei Communities of the Pacific Northwest, 1900-1950. Guelph: EJMAS, 2003.   Martial arts historian Joseph Svinth tackles the immense task of chronicling the foundation and growth of judo in the Pacific Northwest for the first fifty years of the twentieth century. Splitting his book into two parts… Read more

  • Reflecting on Walther von Krenner’s Atemi

    21 Oct 2020 by

    von Krenner, Walther G., and Ken Jeremiah. Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido. Spring House, PA: Tambuli Media, 2016.   Beginning his aikido training in the early 1960s in Germany, Walther von Krenner soon moved to Japan to train under the founder himself, Morihei Ueshiba, his son, Kisshomaru, and then-chief instructor Koichi Tohei. In… Read more

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