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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DID OSAMA BIN LADEN KNOW HIS O SOTO GARI FROM UCHI MATA?

Kesa Gatame intentionally misspelled.
Pretty much nope.  As thrillingly weird as it would be if the now way dead Bin Laden had some secret Judo skills, it just doesn't add up to me.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a quick rundown of the story, as reported by Reuters:  A Taiwanese Judo coach named Jimmy Wu says he trained Bin Laden in Judo in Saudi Arabia back in the '80's.  At the time, he only knew him as "Osama" - a tall bearded dude with extremely conservative views (e.g., women belong in burkas).  After 911, he started to put the pieces together and  determined it was in fact pre-terrorist/murderer Bin Laden he was rolling around with back then.  And, he has the pictures to prove it!

I really don't know what to make of this bizarre story.  I kind of don't care whether Bin Laden knew Judo or had Ninja skills or if he was good with a bo staff and/or nunchucks.  But, the whole story is further made irrelevant by the fact that Bin Laden looks nothing (or almost nothing) like the dude in the photos who's supposed to be Osama the Judo Player. 

Kookiness aside, let's move on to what's really important - I heard Kim Jong Il has sweet Sambo skills ...

1 comment:

  1. I dont know if the dead terrorist had any bjj or judo but it is a safe bet that among those SEALS there were at least some purple belts.

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