Ikebukuro, a commercial and entertainment district in Tokyo, a home of owl cafes and 10-story arcade centers, is where my penultimate shooting location resides. Parnestra dojo is run by Kuji Asakura, a world-class sensei who teaches world-class fighters jujutsu. He also happens to be a psychologist.

We talked about the intersections of jujutsu and judo, the culture of jujutsu in Japan amidst the widespread popularity of judo, and how he approaches his training.

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