Kano Jigoro

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Birthday
28, 1860
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
May 4, 1938 (77)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1860
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
May 4, 1938 (77)

About

International sports pioneer who founded the martial art of judo and was the first Asian member of the International Olympic Committee.

Before Fame

He was taught by a family friend some jujutsu techniques, showing him the power of leverage and the illusion of size.

Trivia

He officially represented Japan in the Olympics from 1912 to 1936.

Family Life

He fathered two children, Risei Kano and Noriko, with his wife, Sumako Takezoe.

Associated With

He and Bruce Lee were both famous for their achievements in martial arts.