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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 a charming tale that hyperlinks this renowned martial artwork with the cultures and philosophical beliefs that spawned it. truly a labour of affection, Richard Bowen's soaking up account of the evolution of judo, expertly publications us via its complicated and multi-layered heritage. this can be a well-written, instructive and interesting exploration of this old paintings and its upward push and improvement in Britain and the remainder of the world.

Anyone who knew Richard Bowen knew that judo was once his existence. His wisdom of judo, in either the ancient and the technical senses, used to be unprecedented during this state, and i am yes that he was once one of many best experts globally.
These volumes are the fruits of many years of meticulous examine, and the distillation of a mountain of fabric accrued from many sources.
Informative, yet faraway from uninteresting, those books should be of curiosity to an individual 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 was once an exceptional loss to the judo world.

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