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Putin earns 9th-degree blackbelt, now tougher than Chuck Norris
New York Post ^

Posted on 11/14/2013 7:31:10 AM PST by kronos77

He’s already been deemed more powerful than President Obama — and now, he’s even tougher than Chuck Norris. Russian leader Vladimir Putin, on a visit to South Korea, was honored with a ninth-degree black belt from the president of the World Taekwondo Federation — ranking him a notch higher than Norris. Putin, a martial-arts enthusiast, was humbled by the honor. “I’m not sure if I deserve this,” said Putin, a former KGB agent, after receiving the honor. “Let’s call it our campaign to popularize this wonderful martial art. Russia will do its best to contribute to its popularity at home.” Putin, 61, was judo champion of his home town of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, in his youth, and starred in the instructional video “Let’s Learn Judo With Vladimir Putin” in 2008. The video shows him flipping and tripping various white-robed patsies, none of whom appear to be fighting back.

Putin also has a black belt in judo. He has carefully honed his world wide reputation as a tough guy with such testosterone-filled exploits as shirtless hunting and fishing, playing hockey against professionals and arm wrestling with an American congressman. Earlier, this year Putin teamed up with another movie actor, martial-arts tough guy Steven Seagal, to promote Russia’s weapons market. Seagal also helped Putin promote a fitness program.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: foreign; judo; news; putin

1 posted on 11/14/2013 7:31:11 AM PST by kronos77
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To: kronos77
Don't worry. Obama's ready to take him on.


2 posted on 11/14/2013 7:33:24 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: kronos77

When I tried to get my black belt, I had to stop as I couldn’t keep up plus work my job.
Guess he has lots of spare time on his hands.


3 posted on 11/14/2013 7:34:37 AM PST by Zathras
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To: kronos77

Putin still wears Chuck Norris pajamas.


4 posted on 11/14/2013 7:34:38 AM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Perfect union of picture and message. Pretty well summarizes the state of Obamaland today.
5 posted on 11/14/2013 7:36:31 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: kronos77

“Seagal also helped Putin promote a fitness program.”

Is this from The Onion?


6 posted on 11/14/2013 7:37:00 AM PST by EEGator
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To: alancarp

Handguns carry Chuck Norris for protection.


7 posted on 11/14/2013 7:38:38 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: kronos77

8 posted on 11/14/2013 7:40:49 AM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: kronos77

I got my 3rd dan in Hapkido. After about 4th or 5th dan it’s all pretty much ceremonial and honorary. A 9th is like an honorary doctorate; it doesn’t make you better educated.

Good for Putin, though.


9 posted on 11/14/2013 7:40:54 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

10 posted on 11/14/2013 7:41:34 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

For the 1st time in my life, I really ashamed of our sissy president!


11 posted on 11/14/2013 7:41:54 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: kronos77

Ghosts sit around the camp fire telling Chuck Norris stories.


12 posted on 11/14/2013 7:42:31 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: muir_redwoods

Especially considering that Obama couldn’t earn an honorary Tickle-Me-Elmo doll.


13 posted on 11/14/2013 7:42:41 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Zathras

I’m about three years away from mine in Taido Karate. Currently in the middle of 4 months of shoulder rehab after surgery (from all my pitching as a youngster) which is going to make it harder. Great activity though.


14 posted on 11/14/2013 7:44:07 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: kronos77

Yeah, but the World Taekwondo Federation asked Chuck Norris for permission to give putin the 9th degree black belt


15 posted on 11/14/2013 7:47:22 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: kronos77
Chuck Norris never has to flush the toilet.
He simply scares the crap out of it.

16 posted on 11/14/2013 7:48:45 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

LOL!


17 posted on 11/14/2013 7:51:18 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Congrats!
Most people don’t know how hard it is.
I sure wish I could have completed but it was that or the job.


18 posted on 11/14/2013 7:52:07 AM PST by Zathras
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To: areukiddingme1
You must have a 9th degree black belt to begin training in Chuckwando.
19 posted on 11/14/2013 7:53:43 AM PST by Old North State
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To: null and void

20 posted on 11/14/2013 7:56:06 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kronos77
While Putin visited South Korea he also finalized a agreement between South Korea and the Russian Federation for visa free travel between the two Nations, a significant economic event.

Putin is taking care of (Russian) business, as well as optics.

21 posted on 11/14/2013 8:00:47 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: massmike

22 posted on 11/14/2013 8:02:09 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: EEGator

Steven Seagal, fitness buff.

23 posted on 11/14/2013 8:02:21 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: GreenHornet

Before the BoogieMan goes to sleep at night, he checks under his bed for Chuck Norris.


24 posted on 11/14/2013 8:03:37 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Zathras; kronos77
When I tried to get my black belt, I had to stop as I couldn’t keep up plus work my job. Guess he has lots of spare time on his hands.

That was my first thought as well!

25 posted on 11/14/2013 8:15:37 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: fishtank

Next up, etiquette lessons from Miley Cyrus.


26 posted on 11/14/2013 8:17:11 AM PST by EEGator
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To: kronos77

Don’t worry, barry will get an honorary 9th degree. Goes with his Nobel Peach Prize.


27 posted on 11/14/2013 9:38:05 AM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: SpinnerWebb

Chuck Norris likes his meat so rare, he only eats unicorns


28 posted on 11/14/2013 10:40:59 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: kronos77

He earned it when he pinned Obama on Syria.


29 posted on 11/14/2013 10:44:55 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: kronos77

HONORARY black belt.

There’s a world of difference.


30 posted on 11/14/2013 11:23:15 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Sort of like Baraq’s “honorary” degrees, LOL


31 posted on 11/14/2013 11:25:50 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's 3rd term: squaw Warren? Lord help us!)
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To: SpinnerWebb

There is no such thing as evolution. There is simply a list of species Chuck Norris allows to live.


32 posted on 11/14/2013 3:17:40 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: TexasCajun

I was ashamed of him before he was “elected”.


33 posted on 11/14/2013 3:21:03 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
There is no such thing as evolution. There is simply a list of species Chuck Norris allows to live.

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LOL!

34 posted on 11/14/2013 3:22:31 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kronos77

When Bruce Banner gets mad, he turns into the Hulk. When the Hulk gets mad, he turns into Chuck Norris.


35 posted on 11/14/2013 3:36:08 PM PST by GreenHornet
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