The Canon of Judo: Classic Teachings on Principles and Techniques [Kyuzo Mifune, Françoise White] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Canon of Judo is a book was originally published in , and written by Kodokan 10th dan, Kyuzo Mifune (). The book covers almost all of the . Canon Of Judo: Classic Teachings On Principles And Techniques by Kyuzo Mifune, , available at Book Depository with free.

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After graduation, Mifune was sent to a Tokyo preparatory school, anticipating entry into Waseda University.

Canon Of Judo: Classic Teachings On Principles And Techniques

After 15 months of training, Mifune achieved the rank of shodan ‘beginning dan ,’ indicating 1st dan ranking in Kodokan judo, [2] and after the remarkably short time of four more months, nidan 2nd dan. His father recommended a girl in his hometown and, for only the second time since he had left home, he returned to marry.

During the next 20 years, Mifune’s reputation continued to grow. He mifunne sparingly, slept on a Western-style bed, and did not smoke. With Kano’s death inMifune became the most influential instructor. Harrisonhe wrote a book foreword that was mfune but expressed Mifune’s philosophical nature: Trevor Leggetta frequent visitor to the Kodokan over many years, remarked that judo was much ‘rougher’ at the Kodokan prior to World War II than afterward; this was, perhaps, the influence of Mifune.

Harrison writes about an anecdote as told to him by Sakujiro Yokoyama:. I remember during the early part of January,I went to a certain restaurant, accompanied by Mr. Kyuzo Mifune, a fifth Dan teacher of the Kodokan. We noticed in one corner of the room a group of thirteen young fellows drinking sake, while in an adjoining apartment there were an elderly mifunr and cnaon other visitors taking food.


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The members of the first-named group were seen to be putting their heads together at frequent intervals and to be busily whispering, at the same mirune casting glances in our direction. I did not take any special notice of what was going on, nor did I suspect that they had any designs upon us. Mifune and I went on chatting over our drinks.

Presently one of the rascals approached us, calmly picked up my overcoat and hat, and tried to make off with them under our very noses. Of course I remonstrated, when the thief, evidently bent on picking a quarrel, insisted that the coat and hat were his property.

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A warm altercation arose, in the midst of which he assumed a threatening attitude, and was speedily joined by half a dozen of his comrades from the other side of the room. There being no alternative, Mr.

Mifune took a hand in the game. He avoided unnecessary roughness, but in less than a minute he kyuz them all down with a succession of swift blows.

Then the rest of the gang set upon me, but I knocked them down one after the other, and the affair was over in less than three minutes. As our victims regained consciousness they lost no time in making themselves scarce, but we detained one of them, and forced him to confess.


He admitted that their object had been to extort money from us by intimidation. They had been misled by our good clothes and had imagined that we would be easy prey.

We let the fellow go instead of handing him over to the police, as we considered he had received punishment enough at our hands. After the rascals had gone the old couple who had been interested spectators of the occurrence told us that they had just witnessed for the first time in their lives a practical display of jujutsu and were amazed at the wonderful feats which experts were able to perform against such odds.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved on June 18, Kyuzo Mifune — The Giant of Judo c. Retrieved on June 22, Retrieved 15 October Mifune, 10th-Dan Judo Master, is dead in Tokyo at Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.

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