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  • Judo medalist beaten up while celebrating on Copacabana Beach

    08/10/2016 7:01:39 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | Henry Bushnell
    Dirk Van Tichelt probably didn’t envision one of the greatest days of his life ending in the hospital. But that’s exactly where the Belgian judoka found himself Monday night hours after winning his first-ever Olympic medal. *snip* Van Tichelt was reportedly assaulted by a thief on the famous beach, and was struck in the face. He was taken to the hospital after the incident.
  • Putin KOs Obama In Judo Match (Poster)

    11/05/2015 5:27:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies
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  • Putin earns 9th-degree blackbelt, now tougher than Chuck Norris

    11/14/2013 7:31:10 AM PST · by kronos77 · 34 replies
    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.”...
  • Op-Ed: You Cannot Commemorate What Doesn't Exist

    07/31/2012 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/12 | Dr. Phillip Brodie
    ..... ....When Jacques Rogge refused that request, he did so stating explicitly (according to Israeli reports) that the opening ceremonies were not a fit place to remember the Munich massacre. At that interview, Ms Spitzer asked Rogge point-blank, ‘is it because the athletes are Israeli?’ Mr Rogge remained stone silent. He would not answer the question. ..... As if to remind us that outright discrimination aimed at Israel was not exceptional, but was rather part of the Olympic fabric, we learned several hours before the opening ceremonies that members of the Lebanese judo team were outraged that day because they...
  • St. Paul: Armed man chased naked woman, cops say

    07/12/2011 9:59:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | July 12, 2011 | Mara H. Gottfried
    The call came in to police: A man with a gun chasing a naked woman at 3:33 a.m. Friday in St. Paul. Witnesses reported seeing it happen at Charles Avenue and Griggs Street, and pointed out the man. Police identified him as Stephan Judo, 28, of St. Paul. Judo reported he was driving home from a bar when he saw a woman waving her hands on University Avenue, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday, charging Judo with terroristic threats and fourth-degree driving while impaired.
  • What do you mean they let me win? Macho man Putin shows off the judo moves

    VIDEO> Putin attending judo classGordon Brown earned a reputation for throwing his weight around during his bout as prime minister but he's got nothing on Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The black belt politician took part in a televised judo sparring session to inaugurate a sports complex in his home town of St Petersburg. But as he tossed opponents over his shoulder and slammed them into the canvas for the cameras, he was still not beyond a telling off from his teacher. Getting to grips with the issue: Vladimir Putin grabs an opponent and throws him over his shoulder Happy landings:...
  • Vanity/ Looking for the Obama Judo exhibition photo

    11/17/2009 9:05:52 AM PST · by Third Person · 17 replies · 1,155+ views
    Sorry about the vanity, but I need a little help finding an image. Does anyone have the pic of Barack and Michele watching a judo exibition at the WH, with Barack recoiling in a girly pose? Please post it if you have it... Thank you!
  • Vince Tamura Passes Away in Dallas, Texas

    04/22/2010 3:03:32 PM PDT · by pikachu · 4 replies · 305+ views ^ | April 21, 2910 |
    (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The USA Judo family lost one of our nation’s first great athletes on Tuesday when Vince Tamura (Dallas, Texas / Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense) passed away on Tuesday in Dallas. Tamura suffered a series of strokes on April 12 and did not regain consciousness. “Tamura Sensei's contributions to American Judo will positively impact us for many, many years to come,” said USA Judo President Lance Nading (Denver, Colo.) “Throughout my life, I have constantly met fellow judoka who reference having studied or been influenced by the great Tamura Sensei.” A ninth-degree black belt, Tamura represented...
  • Russian PM Vladimir Putin Spars with the Russian National Judo Team - Video 12/19/09

    12/20/2009 2:29:30 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 545+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 20, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sparring with the Russian National Judo Team, where he threw members of the team in what appeared to be a carefully crafted media event: Black belted Russian leader Vladimir Putin has offered to join the national judo team after showing off his martial arts skills to members of the squad. The 57-year-old prime minister made the proposal at a special coaching session on Saturday aired on state television, adding to his carefully-crafted macho image. Putin, who many observers believe is still paramount leader despite standing down as president last year, entered...
  • Putin presents judo book, receives honorary degree in Tokyo

    05/12/2009 9:14:28 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 7 replies · 509+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/ 05/ 2009
    TOKYO, May 12 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minster Vladimir Putin presented his book on judo and received an honorary doctorate from Tokyo University on Tuesday. "Let's Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin" was written by the former Russian president along with Vasily Shestakov and Alexei Levitsky. The book gives a complete history of judo, from its origins in Japanese jujitsu through its development into an Olympic sport, including Russia's contributions to the martial art. The book was released in Russia in 1999 and comes with an instructional video. "Reading this book we find out that Putin is not only a...
  • Macho Putin in yet ANOTHER display of masculinity

    10/07/2008 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 24 replies · 1,037+ views ^ | 07th October 2008 | Mail Foreign Service
    Macho Putin in yet ANOTHER display of masculinity as he releases 'Let's learn judo with Vladimir' DVD By Mail Foreign Service Last updated at 5:51 PM on 07th October 2008 First we saw him shirtless while fishing. Then he was pictured at the wheel of a massive racing truck and shooting a tiger in the Siberian forest with a tranquiliser. He has also appeared operating a train, sailing on a submarine and co-piloting a fighter jet. Now Vladimir Putin - the world's most manly leader - has released yet another display of his own masculinity: a DVD entitled 'Let's learn...
  • Palin Should GO on SNL and Imitate Tina Fey

    09/17/2008 8:30:16 AM PDT · by Puddleglum · 35 replies · 242+ views
    Self | 09/17/08 | Self
    Okay, instead of getting collective panties in a wad over Tina Fey's somehwat bimbo-ish impersonation of Palin, McCain's camp should ask if Palin can go on SNL and imitate Tina Fey. She could briefly sit in for Fey on the news and do an impression of her would-be counterpart. Fey herself is ripe for parody - she practically "plays herself" these days (smug + smarmy + smart), and when a personaility is that well defined, a chance for parody is ripe. It could be fun and funny, and show good sportsmanship. SNL has always been game for a little self-deprecation.
  • New Judo 10th Degree Black Belts

    01/09/2006 7:14:28 AM PST · by pikachu · 11 replies · 709+ views
    Judo Info . com ^ | Jan 7th 2006 | Unknown
    Toshiro Daigo (80), Ichiro Abe (83), Yoshimi Osawa (79) On January 7, 2006 the Kodokan promoted three new tenth dans. The promotions were presented by Jigoro Kano's grandson at the Kagami Biraki (New Year's rice-cake cutting ceremony) at the Kodokan. These are the most promotions to judan ever made at one time, and the first to be made in 22 years. More information will be forthcoming, but here is some information on each of the new Kodokan tenth dans:Toshiro Daigo (b1926) -- Author of Kodokan Judo: Throwing Techniques published in 2005, and several other judo textbooks. He has been the...
  • Ex-coach charged with raping boy

    02/24/2005 12:54:58 PM PST · by bikepacker67 · 66 replies · 2,110+ views
    A former Malden wrestling coach who called his students ``disciples in training'' and instructed them to perform sexual acts to be a part of his team is facing charges of raping one of his students and more victims are likely to come forward, according to authorities. Prosecutor Michelle Margolis said Everett Bower, 32, asked his wrestlers to perform sex acts as the culmination of their four-step indoctrination into his ``family.'' Bower has coached boys wrestling at Savio Prep High School in East Boston, Malden High and Malden Catholic, though he's currently unemployed. Margolis described in court how he would instruct...
  • Dog Judo

    01/31/2005 8:20:29 AM PST · by pikachu · 5 replies · 540+ views
    Dog Judo Website ^ | Jan 2005 |
    From the country that gave us Shapespeare, Byron, and Benny Hill, there is now Dog Judo.
  • Country of Iran Breaks the Olympic Ideal, Should be Sent Home (Media Actually Waking Up?)

    08/15/2004 4:06:13 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 36 replies · 2,255+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8/15/04 | Joe Posnansaki
    <p>The International Olympic Committee must decide on Iran's right to exist in these Olympic Games, and frankly it's an easy call.</p> <p>Iran must go. The whole team. Send them all home.</p> <p>The Olympic Games are no place for cheap political stunts, although to be accurate this one wasnt cheap.</p>
  • No Judo With The Jew

    08/15/2004 11:27:53 AM PDT · by Hawk44 · 38 replies · 2,696+ views
    My Way ^ | 08/15/2004 | Douglas Hamilton
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Iran's world judo champion Arash Miresmaeili refused to compete against an Israeli Sunday, triggering a fresh crisis at the Olympic Games where race, creed or color are barred from interfering in sport. The International Judo Federation (IJF) failed to agree how to deal with the politically explosive issue at an emergency meeting and said it would hold further talks Monday. The burning issue was whether any penalty would hit Miresmaeili alone or the entire Iranian team, as the intrusion of the Middle East's bitter politics threatened to fly in the face of the Olympic ideal. "There has...
  • Iranian President Mohammed Khatami praises judo champ`s decision not to compete against Israel

    08/15/2004 10:45:49 AM PDT · by yonif · 29 replies · 792+ views
    Iranian President Mohammed Khatami praises judo champ`s decision not to compete against Israeli in Olympics IRNA: Khatami says withdrawal of judoka from Olympic match will be recorded in history of Iranian glories
  • Iran's Judo Champion Drops Out of Olympics Before Match With Israeli

    08/15/2004 10:51:47 AM PDT · by yonif · 12 replies · 527+ views
    VOA ^ | 15 Aug 2004, 14:11 UTC
    World judo champion Arash Miresmaeili of Iran dropped out of the Olympics before his first match Sunday, which was to have been against an opponent from Israel, Ehud Vaks. Officially, Miraesmaeili was listed as a non-starter because he weighed in above the 66 kilogram-limit for his class. But Iran's official news agency quotes Miresmaeili as saying he withdrew from the match out of sympathy for the Palestinian people. The world judo champion says he has trained for months and is in shape to compete. Iranian President Mohammad Khatami praised Miraesmaeili, saying his refusal to compete will go down in Iranian...
  • Israeli Beats German, Arab and Bosnian to Win Judo Tournament

    02/09/2004 1:38:05 PM PST · by yonif · 222+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 22:52 Feb 08, '04 / 16 Shevat 5764
    Israel’s Judo champion Arik Zeevi won the Gold Medal today (Sunday) at the European Federation’s ‘Super A’ tournament, which is being held in Paris. Zeevi competed in the ‘100 kg’ (220 pounds) category, going into the tournament with a back injury he had been grappling with through the past year. He began the day with a match-up against a competitor from Qatar. The Israeli delegation was not sure whether the Qatari delegation would show up for a match with a Jewish competitor but they eventually did – to see Ayed Mohammed, the competitor from Qatar, roundly defeated in an Ippon,...