The Most Valuable Martial Art of All – The Kanō Chronicles®

Just as national defense is necessary for a country,
individuals must know how to defend themselves.  
If another person comes at you wrongly with violence,
you must know how to defend yourself;
if you give up without even a thought, or without even a second thought,
you will lose face.
Also, even as a people, when the time of need arises,
you must be prepared to fight for the country.
In order to do this, in this day and age we must unceasingly learn jūjutsu,
as a martial art the most valuable of all, 
and as individuals and as a nation
we must be prepared with the necessary qualifications.
– Kanō Jigorō, Jūdō Kyōhon , 1931

NOTE: ‘losing face‘ is losing one’s honor and prestige
because of an improper act or failure to act

Lance Gatling
Author / Lecturer
The Kanō Chronicles
Tokyo, Japan – please send a note to give us feedback.

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