June 8, 2013

Kyuzo Mifune: The Most Beautiful Judoka Ever

Thanks to my bud Kijafa on FB for sharing this gold nugget!  Rumor has it Kyuzo Mifune (1883-1965) was never thrown as a black belt... even in practice.  It is also rumored he was feared more then respected, but taking a look at this old footage of him leaves you nothing short of awe struck.  Mifune moves so elegantly and smoothly.  I would have loved to have spent just a few days on the mat with the man to feel his way of grappling.

Enjoy,
Jake




2 comments:

  1. This is one of the most beautiful videos i have ever watched. And Thanks for the shout out

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    1. Thank you bro! And I agree 100%!

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