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Yoshimi Osawa

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Yoshimi Ōsawa (大澤慶巳, Ōsawa Yoshimi, March 6, 1926 – October 21, 2022) was 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]

Osawa died on 21 October 2022 from pneumonia at the age of 96.[5]


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  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. {{cite book}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  4. Judo Illustrated. Judo Illustrated, Incorporated. 1970-01-01.
  5. "Obituary: Yoshimi Osawa 10th Dan", Kodokan Judo Institute, 21 October 2022, archived from the original on 22 October 2022, retrieved 21 October 2022