Shozo Awazu

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Awazu in 2010

Shozo Awazu (18 April 1923 – 17 March 2016) was a Japanese master of judo. He won the rank of Kōdōkan 9th Dan. He led the development of judo in France.[1] He was born in Kyoto, Japan.[2] Awazu was considered to be one of the top experts in ne waza (grappling techniques), kata and tandoku-renshu.[3]

Awazu died in Paris, France on 17 March 2016 at the age of 92.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Judo : Maître Shozo Awazu nous a quittés". Au tapis !.
  2. "Awazu sensei est mort". lespritdujudo.com.
  3. Jean-Bernard Gardebien, 2005. Présentation du programme pour l'obtention du 6e dan. Institut du Judo, Paris.