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Kano Jigoro

Kano Jigoro Biography

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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.

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

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