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Kano Jigoro Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1860
Place of Birth Japan
Death day May 4, 1938 (77 years old)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
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Kano Jigoro

Kanō Jigorō is a Japanese educator, athlete and founder of judo. Judo was Japan's first internationally recognized martial art and the first to become an official Olympic sport. Educational innovations caused by Kanō included the use of black and white belts and the introduction of dan rankings to represent the relative ranking among members of a martial arts style. Kanō's famous mottos included "maximum efficiency with minimum effort" and "welfare and the common good". During her professional life, Kanō was an educator. Key positions include the post of director of primary education at the Ministry of Education from 1898 to 1901 and director of the Tokyo Advanced Normal School from 1900 to 1920. He played an important role in judo and of kendo part of the Japanese public school programs. the 1910s. Kanō was also a pioneer of international sport.

BornDecember 10, 1860, Mikage, Ubara-gun, Settsu Province, Tokugawa Japan, present-day Hyogo Prefecture
DiedMay 4, 1938, aboard MV Hikawa Maru, of pneumonia
StyleJudo, Jūjutsu
Teacher(s)Fukuda Hachinotsuke, Iso Masatomo, Iikubo Tsunetoshi
RankKōdōkan jūdō: Shihan & Founder, Kitō-ryū: Menkyo, Tenjin Shin'yō-ryū: Unverified
Notable studentsMitsuyo Maeda, Tomita Tsunejirō, Fukuda Keiko, Mifune Kyūzō, Kotani Sumiyuki, Mochizuki Minoru, Saigō Shirō, Yokoyama Sakujirō, Yamashita Yoshitsugu, Mikinosuke Kawaishi, Vasili Oshchepkov, Gunji Koizumi

About Kano Jigoro

Pioneer of international sport, founder of judo and first Asian member of the International Olympic Committee.

Kano Jigoro before fame

A family friend teaches her some jujutsu techniques, showing her the power of leverage and the size illusion.

Achievement of Kano Jigoro

He officially represented Japan at the Olympic Games from 1912 to 1936.

Kano Jigoro family life

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

Associations of Kano Jigoro

He and Bruce Lee are both famous for their martial arts feats.

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  • Matsugoro Okuda - Matsugoro Okuda is a Japanese practitioner of jujutsu and judoka. As a master of several styles, he was contemporary with Jigoro Kano in creating an entirely synthetic style, and opposed the original judo movement before joining it.
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Latest information about Kano Jigoro updated on May 10 2021.

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