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The Story of Judo

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. In the late 1870s, a short, skinny kid started taking jujitsu classes in Tokyo. Martial arts would never be the same. (Right down to their fancy, colored belts.) NINETY-POUND WEAKLING In 1878 Jigoro Kano, the 17-year-old son of a saki maker, moved from the island of [...]