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Jigoro Kano with a Policeman

Posted by on Sunday, July 22, 2018, In : Photography 



Jigoro Kano demonstrating Judo with a policeman in Berlin

Source: judoinfo.com


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Mitsuyo Maeda

Posted by on Friday, July 20, 2018, In : Photography 


Mitsuyo Maeda was one of the finest judoka that ever lived and helped spread the art outside of Japan. Known as Conde Koma (Count Combat), he is said to have fought in two thousand no-holds-barred fights and was so successful, many see him as the ‘toughest man who ever lived’. When he emigrated to Brazil, he taught his art to Carlos Gracie who along with his brother Helio, would go on to develop Brazilian jiu-jitsu by adapting what they had been taught by Maeda, who is also often referred...

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Gret Scott - Samurai Judoka

Posted by on Saturday, December 26, 2015, In : Photography 



Photo taken by Rosemary Matthews in 1958 of Gret Scott, a 24 year old Judo instructor at the Penge Academy of Judo and at the time, Britain's only female exponent of Kendo. In this picture, Scott is seen cleaning her 300 year old samurai sword.


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Ronda Rousey

Posted by on Thursday, January 29, 2015, In : Photography 








MMA superstar Ronda Rousey

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Mitsuyo Maeda c.1910

Posted by on Monday, October 28, 2013, In : Photography 


This picture of Mitsuyo Maeda (1878 – 1941) was taken around 1910. Maeda was a Japanese judoka who is reported to have won around 2000 no holds barred fights and along with Antônio Soishiro Satake, he pioneered judo in Brazil, the United Kingdom, and other countries. So important was he to the development of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he is often referred to as the Father of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
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