By Richard Bowen

Charting its origins in Japan and following its improvement in the course of the West, a hundred Years of Judo in nice Britain is an enthralling tale that hyperlinks this renowned martial artwork with the cultures and philosophical beliefs that spawned it. sincerely a labour of affection, Richard Bowen's soaking up account of the evolution of judo, expertly publications us via its complicated and multi-layered background. it is a well-written, instructive and interesting exploration of this historical artwork and its upward thrust and improvement in Britain and the remainder of the world.

Anyone who knew Richard Bowen knew that judo used to be his existence. His wisdom of judo, in either the ancient and the technical senses, was once remarkable during this kingdom, and i am yes that he used to be one of many best specialists globally.
These volumes are the end result of a long time of meticulous study, and the distillation of a mountain of fabric accrued from many sources.
Informative, yet faraway from uninteresting, those books could be of curiosity to someone that has a deeper curiosity in Judo and desires to grasp extra concerning the improvement of the game during this country.
Mr Bowen died on Monday twenty fourth January 2005, and his passing used to be a very good loss to the judo world.

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