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    W. E. Fairbairn: British Pioneer in Asian Martial Arts

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    Cichorei Kano

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    W. E. Fairbairn: British Pioneer in Asian Martial Arts

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Sat May 17, 2014 12:47 am



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    Re: W. E. Fairbairn: British Pioneer in Asian Martial Arts

    Post by seatea on Sat May 17, 2014 10:27 pm

    would coat his stomach with olive oil if he went to a social function that necessitated toasts.

    I don't understand this.
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    Re: W. E. Fairbairn: British Pioneer in Asian Martial Arts

    Post by NBK on Sat May 17, 2014 11:34 pm

    I expect the notion was that drinking an oil such as olive oil would coat his stomach is that he would be less affected by the alcohol embided at such a social function - presumably so he'd be ready for whatever contingency.
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    Re: W. E. Fairbairn: British Pioneer in Asian Martial Arts

    Post by seatea on Sun May 18, 2014 2:16 am

    Haha, I thought he meant rubbing it on his stomach.
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    Re: W. E. Fairbairn: British Pioneer in Asian Martial Arts

    Post by NBK on Sun May 18, 2014 5:12 am

    seatea wrote:Haha, I thought he meant rubbing it on his stomach.
    I expect if he rubbed the alcohol on his stomach that it would affect him less, too. Not sure how popular that would make him at cocktail parties.

    Shanghai of that era really was a wild and near lawless place, divided up into areas policed by various countries' police or paramilitaries, or not at all. There were a number of Japanese teaching judo; the Kodokan under Kano shihan listed all yudansha (dan grade holders) by rank and location, and Shanghai had a number every year.

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