ANSHO MAS UCHIMA (co-author of Fighting Spirit: Judo in Southern California, 1930-1941) was born in Fresno, California. He graduated from Los Angeles State College with a B.A. degree and University of Southern California with an M.A. degree in Psychology. He started studying judo in 1934 and trained under Yasutaro Matsuura and Kaname Kenneth Kuniyuki at Seinan Judo. He attained shodan before World War II. Uchima served in Korea in the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps and earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service. He subsequently worked for System Development Corporation in Santa Monica, California, designing computerized training materials for the Air Force and later testing computer programs.

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