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29th October 2002, 22:52
Does anyone have information on a sensei Takawa from Japan, perhaps around the turn of the century?



Steve Delaney
1st November 2002, 16:13
Could you be a bit more specific please?

1st November 2002, 16:15
Dont have alot of info. Takawa was a Jiu-Jitsu and/or a Judo sensei in Nagasaki in the 1890's and early 1900's. I am trying to find out what system he taught, perhaps his first name, etc. Didn't know if anyhow had that kind of info.

8th November 2002, 13:53
Steve - did you find anything out?

9th November 2002, 04:10
Actually, I tried to find something on him when you first posted. There are tons of Tagawa but no "Takawa." I couldn't find anything that far back but there are plenty of people name Tagawa you could ask.

That's the first step, then microfiche of the Japan Times, and perhaps some phone calls to Nagasaki and/or the Kodokan in Tokyo. If he was Kodokan they would definitely have him, and probably his jujutsu style if he were both. A given name would help a lot.

It's a start, anyway. Sorry not to be of more help.


Joseph Svinth
10th November 2002, 00:44
For Nagasaki in that period, you might try http://www.uwosh.edu/home_pages/faculty_staff/earns/ .