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Okano Isao's Impact on Judo Since the Lausanne World Championships

By David Finch




Okano Isao's Impact on Judo Since the Lausanne World Championships

European judo teams dominated world championships in the 1960-70s. When Okano was made team manager the Japanese team quickly came into domination. The team crumbled again when Okano was shuned from his position for wearing a non-traditional red colored gi. However, his discipline and knowledge proved brilliant for his team.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 12 No. 4 (2003): 6 pages.


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