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Paul McMichael Nurse, Ph.D.

The Beginnings of Kodokan Judo, 1882-1938
By Paul McMichael Nurse, Ph.D.

While most people think of judo as a sport, it started with philosophical and ethical goals.

The Beginnings of Kodokan Judo, 1882-1938
By Paul McMichael Nurse, Ph.D.

It is sad to think about but the first Asian fighting system to gain worldwide acceptance has been -- for the most part -- relegated by much of the public and many of its practitioners to the category of a mere sport, a form of jacketed wrestling of no real value as a combative art and little worth beyond that of a recreational activity.

Pankration: Martial Art of Classical Greece
By Paul McMichael Nurse, Ph.D.

What is also not generally known is that there existed in the ancient world an unarmed fighting art known as pankration, a blend of Hellenic wrestling, boxing, strangulation, kicking and striking techniques, as well as joint locks.

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