Watershed Moments in Martial Arts History (2)

I had the honor of sharing the stage with Martin Meyer at the 5th International Martial Arts Studies Conference. He presented on “Kurobune and Kayfabe, Staging Japanese vs American wrestling bouts.” It was a history leading up the this watershed moment where the United States and Japan join forces, in this most sacred martial ritual. This is enormous in Japan. The symbolism is off the charts. I will update this post if I see a credible analysis (or if my readers send me one).