The second issue of the Judo Forum Magazine was published in July 1998.
It featured an article about your liability in a self defense situation? Alan Duppler, a practicing attorney and a former States Attorney in North Dakota explains the “use of force and the law.” The first in a series of articles on the Martial artist and the Law. (I should note that Alan Duppler was a local judoka, died 2013. He is missed.)
Jeff Ficek contributes an article about how they built a low cost mat for the Bismarck Judo Club.
Mark Gorsuch reviews a biography on Mitsuyo Maeda, better known as Conde Koma. The book is entitled “A Lion’s Dream, the Story of Mitsuyo Maeda”. The author is Norio Kohyama. This book won an award as the 21st century International Best Work of Non-fiction, from a Japanese weekly publication called SAPIO.
I have always been fascinated by Geof Gleeson and my judo has been strongly influenced by him (a man that I have never met.) About 10 years ago I followed the advice in one of his books and developed a kata that I used for many years in my club. The story of its development is inside.
Mike Penny contributes our first Dojo Spotlight.