David Matsumoto has also written the second article of the archive.
For more information on Dr. Matsumoto, you can visit his website.
The details of David Matsumoto’s article are below.
- The Light of Kodokan Judo
Essays on Judo and Judo Instruction in Japan
by David Matsumoto
A few years ago I was asked to write a monthly column in a magazine entitled “Budo,” which is published in Japan by the Nippon Budokan. It is the leading monthly magazine in Japan on budo-related topics, and is read widely by leading budo teachers and practitioners in Japan and elsewhere.
I embarked on a two year journey in which I wrote frankly about what I thought about the problems that faced Japan and Japanese judo.
Go to article (Please note that this is a larger file – about 8MB. You may also need to download a module to read the file because some of the material is in Japanese.)