Putin awarded 8th degree in Judo

source: intjudo.eu
 

Following the 60th anniversary of the International Judo Federation, celebrated last year in Paris on the occasion of the World Championships, the IJF had the honor of awarding the 8th dan to Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, who was also celebrating his 60th birthday on the 7th of October.

Being the Honorary President of the IJF, an Emeritus and recognized judoka, and having the stature of the Head of State of a preeminent country, Vladimir Putin is the perfect ambassador for Judo.

"It is a great honor for our international federation, as well as for the entire judo community, to count among us a very high personality of his reputation and standing," said Marius L. Vizer, the IJF President, before adding: "President Putin represents a high expression of the Judo Values in the world."

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10/18/12 3:24 PM by duckrabbit

Segal says he has a life-sized statue of Kano Sensei in his house.

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10/18/12 3:18 PM by ssj

Putin is uber badass, hespekt

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10/18/12 3:15 PM by Bentleysuper8

Great honour but it doesn't mean as much coming from the IJF. It would have been way more meaningful coming from Japan.Totally illegal grip at the 1 min mark.

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10/18/12 2:47 PM by ipswichross

Vlad is a legit badass!! Ex-KGB/FSB......bet he's seen and done some serious shit. Those Ruskies don't fuck around!!

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10/18/12 2:37 PM by Wasa-B

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10/18/12 2:31 PM by TheHebrewHammer

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10/18/12 1:41 PM by MMALOGIC

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10/18/12 1:39 PM by French Fries Malone

A bowl of ham vs Putin I'm betting on the bowl of ham

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10/18/12 1:39 PM by French Fries Malone

A bowl of ham vs Putin I'm betting on the bowl of ham

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10/18/12 1:38 PM by French Fries Malone

A bowl of ham vs Putin I'm betting on the bowl of ham