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PizDoff
10/10/2012 12:47am,
Bronze Judo statue from Czech Republic


http://i.imgur.com/hG4CQ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hG4CQ.jpg

This statue was created by a foundry in Horní Kalná, Czech Republic. Looks like a replica of a wooden statue by Sophie Dickens (http://www.sophiedickens.co.uk/) , great-granddaughter of the writer Charles Dickens.
Excerpts from http://czechhouselondon.cz/aktuality/bronze-from-the-czech-republic

battlefields
10/10/2012 12:58am,
I gotta learn not to release my likeness to be reproduced without royalties.

twan55
10/14/2012 10:39am,
That is just SO cool. What a beautifully done piece of art. What wonderful movement, what a wonderful encapsulation of the power, intricacy, and physicality of our sport.

Of course, nothing like this would ever- in a gazillion light years- be put up in America, since the vast majority of people here don't know what Judo is. And if it did somehow get displayed, someone would lodge a complaint that there's a depiction of two men acting inappropriately within 300 yards of a school.

But I digress... anyway, thank you for sharing this image- I am quite impressed by this work.