Gene Lebell
"Judo" Gene LeBell, one of the true legends of the martial arts world, has passed away at the age of 89. A Black Belt hall of famer, LeBell may have had a significant influence upon the martial arts world through competition, teaching, writing books and appearing in films for a more extended period of time than anyone in history. Those he imparted his unique blend of grappling to include film legends Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, grappling expert Gokor Chivichyan, national judo champion Hayward Nishioka and UFC great Ronda Rousey.
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