Learning judo with President Putin

Vladimir Putin will be visiting the London 2012 judo competition today. The Russian President, who is a judo enthusiast and a black belt holder, presented an instructional DVD in the martial art in 2008. This video is in Russian.

Learning Judo with Vladimir Putin first gives viewers an insight into the martial art, before going on to demonstrate a series of throws and holds.

Will Boris Johnson want to see him in action after watching this?

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