“In 1889, seven years before the founding of the modern international Olympics, the British author Rudyard Kipling intoned: ‘Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet/’Till Earth and Sky stand present at God’s great Judgment Seat.'”
Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.