“The British Jujitsu Society and the influence of Kodokan Judo on early jujutsu in the UK”

Volume 13 of the Martial Arts Studies journal offers this well-researched piece on the history of the still little-known British Ju-jitsu Society. Along with the London Budokwai, the BJJS fostered the continued study of Japanese martial arts in England during the 1920s and ’30s, building on the legacies of the Bartitsu Club, the Golden Square dojo and the Japanese School of Jujutsu.

Nice to see the research on the influential Handa dojo, pioneered by Tony Wolf, Joe Svinth and Lance Gatling back in 2007-8, making its way into academic journals.

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