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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, 176 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Kodansha (first published May 1995)
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Stuart
Nov 07, 2013 Stuart rated it 3 of 5 stars
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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