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#229064 - 02/08/06 12:05 PM Presidential Judo
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I thought this was a pretty cool article. I didn't realize that Vladimir Putin held such a high rank in Judo.

http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=167
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#229065 - 02/08/06 01:16 PM Re: Presidential Judo [Re: MattJ]
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I read that somewhere a couple years ago but I didn't know he was such a high rank. He's former KGB, though, so you know he can kick some butt. Cool article, thanks Matt.

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#229066 - 02/08/06 09:30 PM Re: Presidential Judo [Re: ToddR]
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Former GRU.

Vladimir Putin is a good Judo-ka. If I remember right, he has a very good technique when it involves o-goshi style throws and yoko gake.

-Taison out
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#229067 - 02/09/06 02:00 AM Re: Presidential Judo [Re: Taison]
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"In Soviet Union, technique studies you"

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#229068 - 02/10/06 02:42 AM Re: Presidential Judo [Re: SubZero]
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Come again?

Do you mean that in USSR, you only take techniques that suits you or do you mean, people pick techniques that needs to adapt to the practitioner?

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#229069 - 02/10/06 06:57 PM Re: Presidential Judo [Re: Taison]
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I guess I forgot not everyone's familiar with Yakov Smirnoff. He's a comedian born in the former Soviet Union. I believe he still has a theater down in Branson. Anyway, his whole act was jokes about how different things were when living in the Soviet Union.
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#229070 - 02/18/06 04:08 PM Re: Presidential Judo [Re: SubZero]
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Quote:

"In Soviet Union, technique studies you"




Heh, its been a while since I've heard a good Smirnoff that made sense in context.

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#229071 - 03/09/06 05:04 PM Re: Presidential Judo [Re: Taison]
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Taison,

I too thought that Mr Pu
was a former GRU
But it's been pointed out to me
He was indeed a KGB.
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#229072 - 03/10/06 02:47 AM Re: Presidential Judo [Re: SubZero]
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Did he have a reoccurng role in an 1980's t.v. series? Was it "Night Court" with Harry Anderson?
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#229073 - 03/12/06 12:28 PM Re: Presidential Judo [Re: SubZero]
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Is he the guy who said something about there being 2 TV channels in USSR. One is political propoganda and the other has a KGB man telling you to turn back to the first one?
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