On jūjutsu and yawara, 1898

In 1898 Prof. Dr. Miura read an article in front of the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens” (“German Society for the Natural History and Ethnology of East Asia”).

It was titled:

“On jūjutsu and yawara”

The practice of Jiu-jitsu in Germany has an uninterrupted tradition that goes back as far as 1905. This article is proof that written works and practical assessments were begun already earlier.

The article included insightful eplanations on the history of jūjutsu, the meaning of the word, the eight categories of techniques used, and the four main categories used in yawara: randori, kata, atemi and sappō, and katsu. These were all explained in detail.

At the end, Inoue Keitarō of the Tenjin Shin’yō-ryū Jūjutsu demonstrated the art in front of the audience.

On jūjutsu and yawara, 1898, by Prof. Dr. Miura

On jūjutsu and yawara, 1898, by Prof. Dr. Miura

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