Yoshimi Osawa

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Yoshimi Ōsawa (大澤慶巳, Ōsawa Yoshimi, born March 6, 1926) is a Japanese judo player.[1] He is one of only two living Kodokan 10th dan.[1][2] He was born in Sakura, Chiba. He defeated the 1948 champion Yasuichi Matsumoto to win the Fukuoka tournament in November 1948.

He wrote the book Kodokan Judo: A Guide to Proficiency.[3] Osawa was the head instructor at Waseda University.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jones, Llyr, "Kodokan 10th Dan Promotions", Judo Info, retrieved December 5, 2011
  2. Ohlenkamp, Neil, "Profiles of Kodokan 10th Dan Holders", Judo Info, retrieved December 5, 2011
  3. Inc, Active Interest Media (1965-06-01). Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc.
  4. Judo Illustrated. Judo Illustrated, Incorporated. 1970-01-01.