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pharmakos
10/07/2008 3:17pm,
I know I would. What luck! He is releasing an instructional video. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/07/russia1

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The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, today released an instructional judo DVD to celebrate his 56th birthday.
Let's Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin shows the former president, who is a black belt and former judo champion in his home city, St Petersburg, throwing opponents to the floor.
It has been compiled in a collaboration between Putin and other judo fighters including the former world and Olympic champion Yasuhiro Yamashita.
Other segments of the production show the prime minister talking about the history and philosophy of the martial art.
At a presentation to journalists and other guests, Putin said anyone watching the DVD "will be learning not from your humble servant but from real geniuses" of judo, describing the title of the video as an "advertising trick".
As part of his advice to viewers, Putin says: "In a bout, compromises and concessions are permissible, but only in one case - if it is for victory."
Putin, a former KGB agent and enthusiastic skier, hasn't been shy about showing off his sporting prowess.
Last year, he was pictured bare-chested and wearing combat trousers as he entertained international dignitaries on a fishing holiday in Siberia.
Other exploits shown on Russian state-controlled media have included tiger tracking and truck racing.
Putin said the health of a country was expressed through sport. "The level of developing of sports undoubtedly defines the level of development of the country itself," he added.
"Without sports, it's impossible to speak of a healthy way of life, about the health of the nation as such."
Last month, Putin told the French Le Figaro newspaper that the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, twas keen to take judo lessons, saying: "We have decided to do some training together."

Domite
10/07/2008 3:58pm,
What about the American State contrlled media? Huh? How come nobody ever talks about that ****?

But seriously, I think I have to buy this.

tharuz
10/07/2008 4:01pm,
Didn't kimbo call out Fedor? I bet Putin would school him-blindfolded.

1point2
10/07/2008 4:08pm,
Putin's osotogari is sick.

You start from kenka-yotsu, step in with the left foot, lift with both arms, silence the media and kill their family under the guise of night, then reap the leg.

Domite
10/07/2008 4:11pm,
Putin's osotogari is sick.

You start from kenka-yotsu, step in with the left foot, lift with both arms, silence the media and kill their family under the guise of night, then reap the leg.

Hah.

But seriously, **** Putin.

Hesperus
10/07/2008 4:48pm,
Hah.

But seriously, **** Putin.

**** anyone who puts the good of their own country over the good of yours.

The man's an unmatched statesman who's done amazing things for the nation he loves.

Can't fault him too much. Would love to learn judo, and badassery in general, from him.

Goju - Joe
10/07/2008 4:50pm,
Well Putin is a bit of a Maniac but he does Judo so it all balances out in the end

HappyOldGuy
10/07/2008 4:55pm,
**** anyone who puts the good of their own country over the good of yours.

The man's an unmatched statesman who's done amazing things for the nation he loves.

Can't fault him too much. Would love to learn judo, and badassery in general, from him.

If by amazing things you mean pulling his country back from the brink of democracy, then Putin, **** yeah!.

Squerlli
10/07/2008 5:48pm,
If by amazing things you mean pulling his country back from the brink of democracy, then Putin, **** yeah!.

I was waiting for this.

Stick
10/07/2008 6:12pm,
....

What?

I didn't do anything wrong!

Kokujin
10/07/2008 6:24pm,
If we ever had some sort of mma tournament between world leaders as a way to settle their disputes, I would put my money on Putin winning that ****! Oh and yeah, he's a dangerous mofo when it comes to power!

Beorn
10/07/2008 8:50pm,
if i want to learn anything from putin, its how to be term limited out of office, and somehow become more powerful as a world figure. Oh, and how to shoot tigers and their families if they are considered political dissidents

Permalost
10/07/2008 9:04pm,
If we ever had some sort of mma tournament between world leaders as a way to settle their disputes, I would put my money on Putin winning that ****! Oh and yeah, he's a dangerous mofo when it comes to power!
An interview with Kim Jong Il's former bodyguard says he's really good at shooting:
YouTube - Kim Jong-Il Bodyguards (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlRVTUVIaiQ)

Cy Q. Faunce
10/07/2008 9:09pm,
I'd rather play Scrabble with God.

3moose1
10/07/2008 10:34pm,
If by amazing things you mean pulling his country back from the brink of democracy, then Putin, **** yeah!.

Can you name another world leader who can JUDOWN an entire nation?

Little Lamb
10/07/2008 10:39pm,
Putin's osotogari is sick.

You start from kenka-yotsu, step in with the left foot, lift with both arms, silence the media and kill their family under the guise of night, then reap the leg.



Ouch! I just shot whiskey from my nose laughing at this. Clever and funny.

God, that burns!