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Three Budo Masters: Jigaro Kano (Judo), Gichin Funakoshi (Karate), Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido)

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This text presents a comparative study of the lives of the founders of judo, karate and aikido, and their profound influence on modern society.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Kodansha (first published May 1995)
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Aug 28, 2011 Stuart rated it liked it
Recommends it for: John Stevens fans
What should have been a pleasant comparison of the three fundamental martial arts practices which are the basis of all Asian martal arts brought to the west missed the target.

Repeatedly, Stevens a western Buddhist scholar sadly idealizes and in the case of Morhei Uechiba "deifys" his subjects. Gichin Funakoshi (Okinawan Karate), Jigero Kano (Judo), and Morhei Uechiba (Aikido) are all figures worthy of historical comparison. Unfortunately Stevens neither provides a strong comparison or deep anal
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If you practice budo, you most read this book. Its and incredible introduction to the real budo.
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