Kano founds the Kodokan at the Eisho-Ji temple he has one pupil Tomita.
Kano is forced to accept a challenge from the Totsuka-Yoshin-Ryu. The contest is held at the Tokyo Police headquarters. There are 15 bouts of which 13 were won by the Kodokan, the other two were drawn. The principal Kodokan advantage was the extra sharpness developed by randori as opposed to kata training. Saigo Shiro is reported to have defeated his much larger opponent with Yama Arashi, a throw he picked up from the Daito-Ryu.
I remember an article once that stated that the Tokyo police adopted Nage-No-Kata for training officers in self defence in this year, but I have been unable to confirm the reference.
Birth of Chojun Miyagi
April 29th Takashima Shidachi of the Totsuka Yoshin Ryu addresses the Japan Society in London on the history and development of Jiu-Jutsu Jiu-Do and the Yoshin Ryu.
formation of the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (Japanese Martial Virtues Association) One source attributes precursor organisations to the DNBK as far back as Emperor Kanmu(781-805). But I have been unable to trace the lineage.
Yamashita, Yokoyama and Nagaoka codify the Gokyo-No-Nage-Waza
E.J Harrison arrives in Japan and enrols at the Tenshin Shinyo Ryu. He later moved to the Kodokan and studied under Mifune. Harrison was the author of many early books on Japanese martial arts, Including the "Manual of Judo" and "Fighting Arts of Japan".
26th September. William Barton Wright brought over Yukio Tani and his brother to tour the music halls giving Jiu-Jutsu demonstrations and challenging all comers. Barton Wright had been a civil engineer in Japan and had studied at the Kodokan. On returning to Britain he had started to teach his own style which he called "Baritsu". "Baritsu" is referred to by Conan Doyle in the first chapter of "The return of Sherlock Holmes". Conan Doyle wrote the Holmes stories in the late 1890's early 1900's but are set back to the 1880's. I cannot discover if Barton Wright actually taught "Baritsu" during the 1880's or whether this was an anachronism on Doyle's part. Yukio Tani's brother returned to Japan and was replaced by Raku Uyenishi. Tani had studied at the Yoshin Ryu.Tani became quite a star and defeated the British Boxing and "Catch as Catch can" wrestling champions. He also made a cameo apperance as a charachter in a Bernard Shaw play. Tani eventually left Barton Wright and was managed by William Bankier. This eventually led to Barton-Wright bringing over Taro Miyake.
Theodore Roosevelt is graded to 1st Dan by Yamashita (later Kodokan 10th Dan) during a Japanese cultural mission to Japan. I have no confirmation if the award was honorary or a reflection of skill.
Kyuzo Mifune joins the Kodokan. Mifune eventually became a 10th Dan. There are a number stories concerning Mifune which I have been unable to confirm. He is supposed to have had a disagreement with 13 ruffians in a restaurant floored 7 and scared off the other six inside of a minute (definetely something that would have been worth a pay-per-view). At the age of seventy the 110 Lb Mifune allegedly fought a 200 Lb, 30 year old US Army major to a standstill.
British Society for Jiu-Jutsu founded by William Bankier with Tani as instructor. Tani opens the Japanese School of Jiu-Jutsu in Oxford Street.
Taro Miyake was brought over from Japan by rival promoters to challenge Tani. Miyake won the challenge and the public promptly lost interest. Miyake joins Tani at the Japanese School of Jiu-Jutsu.
Gunji Koizumi arrived in England to teach Jiu-Jutsu in Liverpool. Koizumi's principal studies were at the Tenshin-Shinyo Ryu and the Shin-Shin Ryu
Following a demonstration by Funakoshi, Karate-Jutsu is made part of the Okinawan school curriculum. Funakoshi wrote under the penname Shoto and eventually called his system Shotokan (Shoto's hall )
Mrs Emily Watts and Raku Uyenishi produced a photographically illustrated book entitled "The Fine Art of Jiu-Jutsu"
Russo Japanese war. Russian navy defeated at battle of Tsushima by Japanese navy commanded by Togo. Russian army defeated at battle of Mukden and seige of Port Arthur. Peace is brokered by Theodore Roosevelt and agreed by the Treaty of Portsmouth.
Koizumi goes to America. to study Electrical Engineering.
Koizumi returns to England.
General Nogi (commanded at the capture of Port Arthur Russo Japanese war 1904-5) and his wife commit suicide as Junshi on the eve of Meiji's funeral.
Emperor Taisho [Yoshihiro] (1912-1926) Hirohito declared Regent in 1924 following Taisho's Insanity.
Funakoshi gives a demonstration of Karate at the Botuko-Den (Martial Virtues Hall) in Kyoto.
Koizumi founds the Budokwai Grosvenor Square London. Tani is cheif instructor.
Masutaro Otani arrives in England.
Jigoro Kano visits England. Tani and Koizumi are awarded 2nd Dans in Kodokan Judo.
The Gokyo is substantially revised by Yamashita, Nagaoka and Mifune.
1921 Funakoshi gives a Karate demonstration at Shuri castle.
Yamashita (10th Dan) Publishes Kogakko Judo Kyujin no Jissai ( The Correct Teaching Of Judo In Primary Schools).
Funakoshi gives a demonstration at the National Athletic Exhibition in Tokyo. Funakoshi is persuaded to stay in Japan and Karate classes are established at a number of Universities and Military Academies.
Kanbum Uechi arrived in Japan and taught in the Osaka area. The Uechi-Ryu was heavily influenced by the founders study of Pangai-Noon in China.
1925 Assasination attempt against Hirohito. Emperor Showa [Hirohito] (1926-1989) 124th direct descendant of Jimmu Tenno.
1926 Masutaro Otani becomes assistant instructor to Yukio Tani at the Budokwai.
1928 A.J Ross (Kodokan 1st Dan) founded the Brisbane Judo Club and the Australian Judo Council.