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    Books are the serpents in the Garden of Eden.

    Books are the serpents in the Garden of Eden.
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    I have no idea about the club, but here's a...

    I have no idea about the club, but here's a potential starting point. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TGJudo
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    But if you'd like to post some biographical...

    But if you'd like to post some biographical detail, I'd be interested. I'm always interested in early US judo history.
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    Try Professor Bodiford's entries on budo in...

    Try Professor Bodiford's entries on budo in Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia. His entries are essentially the same in the 2003 and the 2010 editions. For aikido, though, you need the 2010...
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    Settings is where you adjust your avatar (the...

    Settings is where you adjust your avatar (the picture next to your name).

    Click on the image icon in "reply to thread" (third from right) to upload images.
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    For Bartitsu, the online starting point is...

    For Bartitsu, the online starting point is http://www.bartitsu.org/ .

    The Cumberland group is listed there. Their Facebook page is Cumberland Bartitsu Academy Of Tennessee.
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    A recent edition of possible interest....

    A recent edition of possible interest. http://www.plumpub.com/kaimen/2016/bubishi/
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    From my notes. As a young man, Nakae worked the...

    From my notes. As a young man, Nakae worked the vaudeville circuit.

    1922:

    “Prof. Kitose Nakae, champion jiu jitsu artist of Japan appearing at Keith’s [vaudeville theater] this week, exhibited...
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    As Peter suspected, the author of that essay is a...

    As Peter suspected, the author of that essay is a Brit. The English version appears in Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 2009, Vol. 18 Issue 2, pp. 20-27....
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    Was Jesus a martial artist?...

    Was Jesus a martial artist? http://revistas.unileon.es/ojs/index.php/artesmarciales/article/view/175
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    For a foundational art, consider signing up at...

    For a foundational art, consider signing up at the local judo club. Later, when you have more opportunities, you can do something else. But, for now? Do what is in front of you.
  12. Here is a list of clubs associated with Pacific...

    Here is a list of clubs associated with Pacific NW Kendo Federation. The clubs in Beaverton and Portland are closest to you. http://www.pnkf.org/dojo-list/
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    Geographically, 45 miles isn't far, but the...

    Geographically, 45 miles isn't far, but the traffic pattern for that particular route takes you through the fourth worst traffic pattern in the USA. (If you're wondering, Seattle Metro traffic is...
  14. The author of that piece, EK Koiwai, was a...

    The author of that piece, EK Koiwai, was a physician who had done judo in his youth. (In Seattle, actually.) At the time of the writing, he was a US judo politician. I have no idea of the depth of...
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    Ellis -- Wrong link indeed. That was one to a...

    Ellis --

    Wrong link indeed. That was one to a very good dissertation by Alex Bennett on kendo, actually. It should have been http://judojiko.net/eng/ .

    And yes, lots of the Japanese school...
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    Ellis -- here have been at least 108 deaths in...

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    here have been at least 108 deaths in judo in Japan in the time since you left Japan. I haven't looked to see how many were due to strangles. Anyway, regardless of country, deaths in...
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    My concept involves re-envisioning this as...

    My concept involves re-envisioning this as matter of public health rather than as a function of law enforcement.

    This could be tricky to pull off, however. The reason is that research follows...
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    Kit -- If you view this as a medical...

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    If you view this as a medical epidemiology issue, then tracking the information becomes fairly simple. (Tedious, but simple.) Specifically, you start tracking the workers comp claims for...
  19. If you like fantasies written about aikido, there...

    If you like fantasies written about aikido, there are always the books by John Stevens.
  20. A simple rule of thumb is this. Does the...

    A simple rule of thumb is this. Does the technique work (once; assume they learn quickly) on industrial-sized gentlemen who are not on your payroll who are applying their technique correctly? If the...
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    The address for ordering books is EJMAS, PO Box...

    The address for ordering books is EJMAS, PO Box 14361, Tumwater, WA 98511-4361. Cost is $25 per book. The price includes postage in the USA. I'm not set up to handle credit cards, but checks are...
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    I have boxes of those books left, too. I should...

    I have boxes of those books left, too. I should have printed a hundred, at most.

    Buyers have been mostly relatives of people named in the book.
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    In Seattle Metro, also check out Aaron Fields....

    In Seattle Metro, also check out Aaron Fields. He's a member of E-budo. His site is http://www.seatowngrappling.com/p/home.html .
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    Carina -- I was not referring to you. A...

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    I was not referring to you.

    A hagiography is literally a book about a saint. In sportswriting, Paul Gallico described the practice as "godding up the ballplayers."

    The shelves of...
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    Carina -- Lots of people publish their...

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    Lots of people publish their imaginary histories of martial arts. Hagiographies are everywhere. And, as a rule, hagiographies sell pretty well.

    Peter --

    I know there are lots of...
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