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Jigoro Kano, who was he really. By Nicolas Messner

My Blog this week is another fantastic article on Kano written by Judo Historian Nicolas Messner, enjoy!

Jigoro Kano was a bright young man, with excellent school and university results. He shone with his intelligence and his capacity for analysis and synthesis. Resolutely turned towards the future and relying on the present, he remained fundamentally interested in the past, in the history of his country and of the world. His life was gradually orientated towards the best way to build bridges between generations and different visions of the world.

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