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Bushido: The Complete History of British Jujutsu
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Bushido: The Complete History of British Jujutsu (Paperback)

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Bushido: A Complete History of British Jujutsu reveals the untold stories behind the UK's martial arts.

Jujutsu was brought to the UK in the 1890s, the era of Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes. It was adapted by men like EW Barton-Wright for the paranoid streets of London and the violent docks of Liverpool. It was then utilised by men who served in the trenches of the First World War and by the women who defended themselves in the Suffragette movement like Edith Garrud. After the Second World War British Jujutsu was pioneered by ex servicemen like Gerry Skyner, Jim Blundell and Vernon Bell.

Bushido: A Complete History of British Jujutsu traces the lineages of Jujutsu's pioneers to the Samurai schools that their teachings came from. It traces right through to the present day governing bodies and the era of mixed martial arts.

Historian Simon Keegan, author of the best-selling Karate Jutsu publishes contemporary records, photographs and cuttings that have never been published before.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSporting events, tours & organisations Publisher: New Haven Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 16/12/2019 ISBN-13: 9781912587308  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Simon Keegan has authored three books with New Haven, two on the subject of King Arthur and one on martial arts. His first book Pennine Dragon and the follow up, The Lost Book of King Arthur identified the mythological king with a historic northern British ruler called Arthwys ap Mar and located the famous Camelot in Huddersfield. The books were featured in the Times, Mirror and Mail. Simon was invited onto the famous BBC Breakfast sofa at the Roman site of Camulodonum at Outlane was granted full protection by Historic England. His findings were later backed by the leading Arthurian professor at Bangor University. One the back of the publicity, Warner Brothers chose Huddersfield for the local release of the Guy Ritchie King Arthur movie. His third book Karate Jutsu has already gathered worldwide acclaim. In a foreword, international instructor and author Steve Rowe 9th Dan, head of the Martial Arts Standards Agency, said: "Considering I have been at the centre of the Karate universe for four decades there is much in this book that I have never seen or heard. It's a must for any Karateka to read time and time again to understand the origins of Karatedo and its structure, and essential for the bookshelf of any serious martial artist." The UK's senior Karate teacher Terry Wingrove 9th Dan, head of Karate Jutsu International said in his foreword: "Simon has earned his place as a modern day Sherlock Holmes... I thought with 67 years in Martial Arts that I had a good knowledge of my chosen subject but Simon has opened up so many new sources. I sincerely wish this book the success it deserves and expect to see it quickly become a standard all over the world."

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