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    Putin is a JUDO master

    Black belt from Red Square: Putin's defense maneuvers now on instructional judo video
    December 21, 2007
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin is known for his political maneuvers. Now, everyone can check out his moves in another area of expertise: judo.
    Putin, a black belt, said Friday that he and Yasuhiro Yamashita, a world and Olympic judo champion from Japan, have made an instructional video together.




    The news came after Putin got a message of greeting from Yamashita during anopening ceremony at Toyota Motor Corp.'s new assembly plant near his hometown of St. Petersburg.
    "He and I have recorded a video disc as a video supplement to a judo manual," Putin said. "I think it will be coming out in January or February."
    Two years ago, Putin and Yamashita attended a judo lesson in St. Petersburg together, helping students practice holds at the judo school Putin, 55, attended in his college years. He had met Yamashita during a visit to Tokyo the previous month.
    Putin co-authored a judo manual several years ago.
    His physical fitness helped build his popularity among Russians after years with the hard-drinking and chronically ill Boris Yeltsin, who died in April, as president.

    #2
    Search function. Appropriate forum. Suck less.

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      #3
      I'm going to have to watch this on principle.
      The fool thinks himself immortal,
      If he hold back from battle;
      But old age will grant him no truce,
      Even if spears spare him.

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        #4
        I don't know that he's ranked to teach as a "Master." He been awarded a Master of Sport in Judo, which is/was a Soviet distinction for top athletes in a given field. It has everything to do with him kicking people asses, and nothing to do with his Judo rank.
        Originally posted by Cullion
        You sound like a foaming-at-the-mouth-loon out of Dr. Strangelove.
        Sometimes, we put Ricin in the Cocaine. :ninja7:

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          #5
          Putin for sure is a 6th dan BB in Judo, though I don't know when the Master title is applied in Judo, and I thought a member of the Olympic team. He holds Master of Sport in both Judo and Sambo from the old Soviet days. Which meant that he had won national championships, I believe in his days you had to have won 3 national Golds before being awarded MOS in Judo or Sambo, so for sure you would not want to grapple with him.

          As an example Alexander Karelin was only awarded an MOS in Grecco/Roman wrestling after qualifying for his third Olympic team spot. Anyone who has a genuine MOS from Russia is to be respected that is for sure.

          Oh on another note the Unified Sports Classification System was done away with in 1996. Anyone claiming an MOS after that, it is entirely sport and org dependent(and thus often taken with a big grain of salt).

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            #6
            Well, Mr. Putin was a world-class Judo and Sambo guy, and is also 2007 Man Of The Year for Time Magazine. He is the bomb-diggity!!

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              #7
              Originally posted by fightin Penguin
              Well, Mr. Putin was a world-class Judo and Sambo guy, and is also 2007 Man Of The Year for Time Magazine. He is the bomb-diggity!!
              wrong! he's a dirty communist. thread over

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                #8
                Originally posted by nasreal
                wrong! he's a dirty communist. thread over
                :eusa_naug Oh no you di'in't!!
                Originally posted by Cullion
                You sound like a foaming-at-the-mouth-loon out of Dr. Strangelove.
                Sometimes, we put Ricin in the Cocaine. :ninja7:

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SFGOON
                  :eusa_naug Oh no you di'in't!!
                  Oh yeah, i went there!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by nasreal
                    Oh yeah, i went there!
                    If you want to talk about him being a communist you can see the Final Phase thread, it is a more appropriate place.

                    I don't think he is a communist, and I don't think he is a totalitarian. I do believe that he is committed to Democracy, and is committed to pulling his country up out of the gutter. If you had gone to Russia under Yeltsin, and Russia now, you would understand what I am saying.

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                      #11
                      I have his Judo book. It's not bad!

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                        #12
                        Where did you get it?
                        Originally posted by Cullion
                        You sound like a foaming-at-the-mouth-loon out of Dr. Strangelove.
                        Sometimes, we put Ricin in the Cocaine. :ninja7:

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                          #13
                          I would be interested in that. Is it in Russian or English or Japanese or all three?

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                            #14
                            Amazon carries it.

                            http://www.amazon.com/Judo-History-P.../dp/1556434456

                            I will be making a purchase.
                            Originally posted by Cullion
                            You sound like a foaming-at-the-mouth-loon out of Dr. Strangelove.
                            Sometimes, we put Ricin in the Cocaine. :ninja7:

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                              #15
                              It's English -- SFGOON has the right link. I think I got mine from Hatashita. It presents some interesting things -- a judo throw, and then combinations. It also features way more tables and charts than I have ever seen in any other judo book. I'm not sure how much a hand he had in writing it, but he is first on the author's list ...

                              Some highlights:

                              "Below is a table showing the effectiveness of strikes of varying intensities on the human body's most sensitive areas. The numbers one through five indicate the degree of pain as a result of a blow landed with a certain amount of force on the indicated area:"

                              Follow with a really long list. Apparently, hitting someone lightly in the eye is just as painful as hitting someone hard in the armpit.

                              There's some "Combat Sambo" stuff in there as well.

                              Also, there's a chapter on theoretical training, with stenographic symbols for each throw, so you can track your progress. Also presented are a variety of equations:

                              "1. The technical and tactical indicator "Activity" indirectly characterizes the motor and functional readiness of a judoka and is expressed in the number of attack actions executed by him or her in one minute:

                              A = N/t (atak B MNHyTy)

                              Where N = n + n1
                              N = general number of fighter's attack actions
                              n = number of graded attack actions
                              n1 = number of actual attacks by judoka
                              t = time of fight."

                              The optimal number of attacks is apparently once every twenty seconds.

                              There is also some dietary advice, on how to cut weight. Judoka, apparently, require 2.4-2.5 g of protein for every kilogram of weight per day. They also require 100-120 g of fat a day, "of which 80 percent should be of animal origin. From this, 90 percent should come from dairy fats (solid and melted butter contain 84 to 95 percent fat; sour cream contains 23.5 percent fat; and cream contains 20 percent).

                              There's even a chart:

                              TABLE 6. Broken Bones
                              INJURY: NUMBER OF DAYS TRAINING CAN START COMPETITION IS POSSIBLE

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