1904 Sketch of Yukio Tani

Former Bartitsu Club jiujitsu instructor Yukio Tani as sketched by a Weekly Dispatch artist during June of 1904, just prior to Tani competing in a wrestling tournament at London’s Albert Hall.

Tani was busy during this period, regularly taking on all manner of opponents (albeit usually, though not always, in his own style) on the music hall circuit and preparing to launch his own dojo, the Japanese School of Ju-jitsu, in collaboration with fellow jiujitsuka Taro Miyake.

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