JIGORO KANO BOOKS
Jigoro Kano was a Japanese educator and martial artist who would go on to become the founder of Judo, a system of martial arts rooted in Jujutsu. He helped Judo become the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread recognition through having it inducted as an official Olympic sport. In conjunction to his contributions through serving on the International Olympic Committee, Jigoro Kano also served as the director of education for the Ministry of Education in Japan. As director of education, he contributed to the successful effort to have Judo as well as Kendo become public education programs in the 1910s.