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Tai-sabaki for the piano, tai-sabaki for the tatami ―A tribute to Prof. em. David B. Waterhouse (1936-2017).

Carl De Crée (UGent)
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David B. Waterhouse (1936-2017) was a Professor emeritus, Japanese studies scholar, and humanities polymath. Educated to concert pianist level, he graduated in Western Classics, Moral Sciences, and Oriental Studies from the University of Cambridge. It is there where during his freshman year he had attended for first time a live jūdō demonstration, and had decided to start his jūdō career. Professor Waterhouse would eventually join the University of Toronto, where he would spend the rest of his professional career as an educator and scholar. David aptly understood and taught jūdō as it was meant by its founder, i.e. as a form of pedagogy striving for both physical and intellectual development. Consequently, his academic jūdō classes at the University of Toronto’s Department of East Asian Studies attracted an enthusiastic crowd of students. Professor Waterhouse’s scholarly legacy is vast, showing a remarkable breadth in topics which he surveyed, investigated and mastered, but he was particularly proud of his magnum opus, i.e. a two-volume catalogue of woodcuts by Japanese artist Suzuki Harunobu published in 2013. The manuscript of his book on jūdō’s cultural and technical history, unfortunately, remains unfinished due to his untimely passing.
David B. Waterhouse (1936‐2017) fue Profesor emérito, experto en estudios japoneses y un erudito en el ámbito de las humanidades. Educado a nivel de concertista de piano, se graduó en Clásicos Occidentales, Ciencias Morales y Estudios Orientales en la Universidad de Cambridge. Fue allí donde, en su primer año, asistió por primera vez a una demostración de jūdō en vivo y decidió comenzar su andadura en el jūdō. Con el tiempo, comenzó a trabajar en la Universidad de Toronto, donde pasaría el resto de su carrera profesional como educador y académico. David supo entender y enseñar el jūdō tal y como lo entendía su fundador, i.e., como una forma de pedagogía que busca el desarrollo físico e intelectual. En consecuencia, sus clases universitarias de jūdō en el Departamento de Estudios de Asia Oriental de la Universidad de Toronto atrajeron a una multitud de estudiantes entusiastas. El legado académico del profesor Waterhouse es vasto, mostrando una notable amplitud de temas que estudió, investigó y dominó, pero él estaba particularmente orgulloso de su obra maestra, i.e., un catálogo de xilografías del artista japonés Suzuki Harunobu, publicado en dos volúmenes en 2013. El manuscrito de su libro sobre la historia cultural y técnica del jūdō, desafortunadamente, permanece inacabado debido a su prematura muerte.
David B. Waterhouse (1936‐2017) foi Professor Emérito, especialista em estudos japoneses e um erudito no âmbito das humanidades. Educado como concertista de piano, viria a graduar‐se em estudos Clássicos Ocidentais, Ciências Morais e Estudos Orientais na Universidade de Cambridge. Foi aqui que, no seu primeiro ano, assistiu, pela primeira vez, a uma demonstração ao vivo de jūdō e decidiu começar a sua prática. Com o passar do tempo, começou a trabalhar na Universidade de Toronto, onde permaneceu até ao final da sua carreira profissional, como educador e académico. David decidiu ensinar o jūdō como o entendia o seu fundador, i.e., como uma forma pedagógica que procura o desenvolvimento físico e intelectual. Em consequência, as suas classes universitárias de jūdō no Departamento de Estudos da Ásia Oriental da Universidade de Toronto atraíram muitos estudantes entusiastas. O legado académico do Professor Waterhouse é vasto, mostrando uma notável abrangência de temas que estudou, investigou e dominou, pelo que estava particularmente orgulhoso da sua obra‐prima, i.e., um catálogo de xilogravuras do artista japonês Suzuki Harunobu, publicado em dois volumes, em 2013. O manuscrito do seu livro sobre a história cultural e técnica do jūdō ficou, infelizmente, inacabado devido à sua morte prematura.
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Cultural anthropology, East Asia, ethnomusicology, Japan, judo, martial arts

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De Crée, Carl. 2018. “Tai-sabaki for the Piano, Tai-sabaki for the Tatami ―A Tribute to Prof. Em. David B. Waterhouse (1936-2017).” Ed. Carlos Gutiérrez García. Revista De Artes Marciales Asiáticas 13 (1): 67–81.
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De Crée, C. (2018). Tai-sabaki for the piano, tai-sabaki for the tatami ―A tribute to Prof. em. David B. Waterhouse (1936-2017). (C. Gutiérrez García, Ed.)Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas, 13(1), 67–81.
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De Crée C. Tai-sabaki for the piano, tai-sabaki for the tatami ―A tribute to Prof. em. David B. Waterhouse (1936-2017). Gutiérrez García C, editor. Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas. León, Spain: Universidad de León; 2018;13(1):67–81.
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De Crée, Carl. “Tai-sabaki for the Piano, Tai-sabaki for the Tatami ―A Tribute to Prof. Em. David B. Waterhouse (1936-2017).” Ed. Carlos Gutiérrez García. Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas 13.1 (2018): 67–81. Print.
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