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Craze-The Life and Times of Jiu-Jitsu, Volume 1: 1854-1904, by Roberto Pedreira, follows in the tradition of Roberto's previous books, Jiu-Jitsu in the South Zone, 1997-2008, Choque 1, 1856-1949, Choque 2, 1950-1960, and Choque 3, 1961-1999.  Volume 1 covers the initial encounters of the West with Japanese wrestling in 1854 up to the end of 1904 when Profs. Tomita and Maeda arrived in America to spread "jiu-jitsu". It explicates and elucidates the cultural, social, political, economic, and military contexts in which jiu-jitsu developed and spread. It also provides a detailed look at how jiu-jitsu was modernized and rationalized between 1882 and 1896 prior to its international dissemination, based on old and obscure Japanese sources. Craze 1 is 147,400 words, 600 pages, including 8 detailed historical appendixes, references, index, and about 70 pages of illustrations. Craze 2 is scheduled for release January 2019. 

Available October 10, 2018 here and amazon shops worldwide.

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Contents

Preface                                 (800 words)

Chapter 1                            1542-1853  (1,980 words)

Chapter 2                            1853-1867 (9, 270 words)

Chapter 3                            1867-1879  (5,260 words)

Chapter 4                            1883-1891 (13, 970 words)

Chapter 5                            1882-1896 (16,890 words)

Chapter 6                            1892-1898  (8,930 words)

Chapter 7                            1899  (3,350 words)

Chapter 8                            1900 (3,650 words)

Chapter 9                            1901 (4,475 words)

Chapter 10                         1902  (2,630 words)

Chapter 11                         1903 (6,480 words)

Chapter 12                         1904 (24,440 words)

Appendix 1    America's First Encounter with Japanese Wrestling (1,620 words)

Appendix 2    Four Tenjinshinyō-ryū Randori Throws (525 words, four illustrations)

Appendix 3    Historic Kōdōkan Entry Rules and Training Guidelines (2,000 words)

Appendix 4    Tokyo Metropolitan Police Jūjutsu Instructors (565 words, one photograph)

Appendix 5     Kōdōkan Techniques introduced in 1889 (190 words)

Appendix 6    Yoshida and Iso 1893 Tenjinshinyō-ryū Textbook Summary (1,130 words)

Appendix 7    Butokukai Jūjutsu Award Recipients 1895-1902 (560 words)

Appendix 8    Fights 1884-1904  (760 words)

Acknowledgments

Author

Notes (39,630 words)

References (9,490 words)

Index

Illustrations

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October 9, 2018

Craze Vol. 1: The Life and Times of Jiu-Jitsu, 1854-1904

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Choque 1, 3rd Edition 

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Choque 3, 1961-1999

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Choque 2, 1950-1960 

  

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Jiu-Jitsu in the South Zone, 1997-2008 (2018 rev. ed)

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Digital Editions are also available

GTR Archives 1997-2018

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