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David Matsumoto has also written the second article of the archive.
photo of David Matsumoto

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.)