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Insane Daily Training Routine Of Masahiko Kimura

Insane Daily Training Routine Of Masahiko Kimura

Masahiko Kimura is recognized as one of the most exceptional judo masters ever. He weighed 85 kg and 187 lb with a height of 5 ft 7 inches 170cm. This judo icon was born on September 10, 1917, in Kumamoto, Japan. 

In the world of submission grappling, the reverse ude-garami arm lock, often called “Kimura,” is famous. This Kimura lock was named after his renowned victory over Hélio Gracie, the pioneer of Gracie jiu jitsu.

Masahiko Judo Training Beginning 

Masahiko Kimura initiated his Judo training when he was just nine years old. He achieved the rank of yondan (4th dan) at 15 after six years of rigorous Judo practice. He succeeded over six opponents in succession, all of whom were 3rd and 4th dan. In 1935, at the tender age of 18, he set a record by becoming the youngest ever godan (5th degree black belt). He accomplished this feat by defeating eight opponents in a row at Kodokan, the central administrative body of Judo.