Our indefatigable friend Kirk Lawson recently finished transcribing another martial classic. This one was on my list, but he saved me the trouble with this faithful reproduction. As with all other retranscribed antique manuals that I … [Read more...] about “Physical Culture and Self Defense” by Fitzsimmons (1901)
Archives for January 2008
Longtime Cincinnati resident Leonard (“Len”) Lanius, born around 1865, claims he was the lightweight champion wrestler of the world at one point. That would have been around 1890 and I have verified that he did at least referee a match … [Read more...] about Len Lanius: American JJ Pioneer
Go check it out at Mokuren Dojo where Pat was kind enough to host it this month. He did a special theme issue on “Warriors of Peace and Justice” and received a nice response. There are many quality posts, but here are a few that caught … [Read more...] about Carnival of Martial Arts #5 is on the March!
The day before the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday seems an opportune time to recall the suffragettes now that the U.S. has a woman and an African-American as top contenders for the presidency. [FN1]. It is incredible to think that only 80 … [Read more...] about Jujutsu Suffragettes