JIGORO KANO became a professor at the age of twenty-five and, as an
influential educator, played an important role in transforming
Japan into a modern nation. He served as Chairman of the Japan
Amateur Sports Association and was the first Asian to be elected to
the International Olympic Committee.
YUKIMITSU KANO wrote the Foreword to this volume. He is the fourth president of the Kodokan, the president of the All Japan Judo Association and the grandson of the author.