“This is the complete history of Judo, from the days of Japan’s Samurai Class to the Olympics." - FightingSpiritMagazine.com.
This extremely factual presentation traces the history of Judo through its first one hundred years and includes rare footage of its founder Jigoro Kano. The history of Judo is examined from the days of the Samurai until present day sport Karate, as well as its inception into the Olympics. You will be introduced to the top Japanese fighters, as well the Dutch giant Anton Geesink when he beat the Japanese at their own game. You will see Yamashita, who some say is still the greatest competitor of Judo - pound for pound ever. You will see the many traditions of the Kodokan plus the 12th World Judo Championships. This is Judo at its very best! You will have a chance to see some of the most amazing throws and choke outs ever captured on film. Performed by world champions like Geesink and Yamashita. You will see just why they are World Champions.
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