Check out this post at The Ground Never Misses on Masahiko Kimura, called "the greatest Judoka to ever live."
A few nuggets about him:
- Kimura became the All Japan Open Weight Judo Champion at age 20. He maintained this title for 13 years without suffering a single defeat during this period.
- Defeated Helio Gracie in one of the most famous challenge matches in martial arts history, and one which caused Gracie to name the "Kimura" technique after his opponent.
- He was a badass!
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