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. He was born in Kyoto, Japan. Awazu was considered to be one of the top experts in ne waza (grappling techniques), kata and tandoku-renshu.
Awazu died in Paris, France on 17 March 2016 at the age of 92.
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- ↑ "Judo : Maître Shozo Awazu nous a quittés". Au tapis !. Archived from the original on 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
- ↑ "Awazu sensei est mort". lespritdujudo.com. Archived from the original on 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
- ↑ Jean-Bernard Gardebien, 2005. Présentation du programme pour l'obtention du 6e dan. Institut du Judo, Paris.