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The documentary «Champions» 1976.
European Judo Championship 1976 Kiev.
On the screen (in order of appearance) - József Tuncsik (HUN), Oleg Zurabiani (URS), Valery Dvoinikov (URS), Dietmar Hoetger (GDR), Jean-Paul Coche (FRA), Adam Adamczyk (POL), Tengiz Khubuluri (URS), Robert Van De Walle (BEL), Sergey Novikov (URS), Givi Onashvili (URS), Avel Kazachenkov (URS), Vladimir Novak (TCH).
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inokuma"Among the foreign judoists with brilliant shin-gi-tai (spirit, skill, and power) are the Soviet Union's Nevzorov, the victor in the light-middleweight class in the Montreal Olympics, Dvoinikov of the Soviet Union, who was runner-up in the middleweight division at the same Olympics, and Lorentz of East Germany, who won the 95-kilograms-and-under class in the Jigoro Kano Cup International Judo Tournament held in Tokyo in 1978".
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Judo-Illustrated-Japanese-Classics/dp/0870117866  (p.232)

What is judo?


Judo (柔道  jūdō?, meaning "gentle way") is a modern  martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎). Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms ( kata, 形) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice ( randori). A judo practitioner is called a judoka.
The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū (古流?, traditional schools). The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.


Kano Jigoro
嘉納 治五郎

Kanō Jigorō (嘉納 治五郎 ?, 28 October 1860 – 4 May 1938) was the founder of judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport. Pedagogical innovations attributed to Kanō include the use of black and white belts, and the introduction of dan ranking to show the relative ranking between members of a martial art style. Well-known mottoes attributed to Kanō include "Maximum Efficiency with Minimum Effort" and "Mutual Welfare and Benefit."
In his professional life, Kanō was an educator. Important postings included serving as director of primary education for the Ministry of Education (文部省 Monbushō? ) from 1898 to 1901, and as president of Tokyo Higher Normal School from 1901 until 1920.[1] He played a key role in making judo and kendo part of the Japanese public school programs of the 1910s.
Kanō was also a pioneer of international sports. Accomplishments included being the first Asian member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) (he served from 1909 until 1938); officially representing Japan at most Olympic Games held between 1912 and 1936; and serving as a leading spokesman for Japan's bid for the 1940 Olympic Games.
His official honors and decorations included the First Order of Merit and Grand Order of the Rising Sun and the Third Imperial Degree. Kanō was inducted into the IJF Hall of Fame on 14 May 1999. [2]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


At the world's first postage stamp of judo technique presented Kata-guruma

Dvoinikov Valery

Dvoinikov Valéry Vassiliévitch

Champion of the USSR: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974
Medalist in the USSR Championship: 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979
European Champion: 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976
Medalist at the European Championships: 1971,1974,1975,1976
World University Champion: 1974
Vice World Champion: 1975
Vice champion of the Olympic Games: 1976
Member of the USSR national team from 1968 to 1978


Rare appliances, exceptional physical and volitional qualities made Valery Dvoinikov legend of world judo.
He was considered one of the fastest judoka in the world, his magnificent "kata-guruma" feared by all, his name also carries one of the upheavals in the Ne Waza (fight on the tatami) – "Dvoinikov roll". Ozersk
Valery Dvoinikov born May 4, 1950 in the village of "Staraya Techa" ("Old Leak"), which is near the Ozersk city - undercover atomic town in Chelyabinsk region. In 1965 he joined the sambo-wrestling (Soviet version of judo) team, a children and youth sports school of sports club "Granit" ("Granite"). This school was founded and led by the first (and main) great coach in career of Valery Dvoinikov - Vladimir Sergeevitch Musatov. Second coach at this school was brother of Vladimir Sergeevitch Musatov - Nikolay Sergeevitch Musatov.
Just 3 years later, in 1968, he became the champion of the USSR in Sambo in the age group under 18, and, as an additional result, received the official Soviet title "Master of Sports".
Further he won the championship of the USSR in Sambo in the age group under 20 in 1969 and 1970.
With Musatovs brothers Valery take medals in USSR championships (without age restriktions).
With 20 years of Valery Dvoinikov rightfully became part of the national judo team, having won back in 1970 in Bordeaux title of champion of Europe among juniors (under 20 years) in his weight class - up to 70 kg.
Dvoinikov, Musatov
(On the photo - honoring Champion 1970 European Judo Championships Valery Dvoinikov in his native sport club "Granite" city Ozersk, Chelyabinsk region. On the right from Valery – second coach Nikolay Sergeyevitch Musatov, on the left - the first great & main coach in Valery’s life, Vladimir Sergeyevitch Musatov).
With Musatovs brothers Valery won medals in USSR championships (without age restrictions, 1970 – Sambo, 1971 – judo), became bronze medalist of European Championship-1971, won famous Tbilissi International Judo Tournament, were won in final over European champion Dietmar Hotger (DDR).
Valery preparing for the Munich Olympics-72 in the national team, and Vladimir Sergeyevitch Musatov was one of the official coaches of national judo-team (only one of the coaches of the South Urals region. No other coaches from the South Urals in Soviet Olympic team-1972).
Despite the fact that Valery Dvoinikov in preparation for the Olympic Games in Munich-1972 in the USSR team in judo demonstrated excellent results in sparring, excellent physical shape and won the International Tournament in Tbilisi, which was considered at the time one of the most influential tournaments world, his coach, Vladimir Sergeyevich Musatov, failed to achieve the inclusion of his great disciple in the number of participants in the Olympics.
At Soviet national level was important not so much sports properties and talent of student than "political weight" coach. It is clear that 33-year coach of a small "secret" city, who work for one of the numerous small union sports societies, has weight a lot less, than coaches of police & KGB sportive society "Dinamo" and Red Army sportive society "CSKA".
To provide access to the world stage Valery, was found perfect decision for the situation - Valery moved to team of famous Ukrainian coach Yaroslav Voloshchuk, to Kiev, where he entered the Kiev State Institute of Physical Culture and Sport, and entered the strong sports Society of all Soviet RailRoads - Lokomotiv.


Despite the competition that already reigned at the time between the two neighboring republics and despite his moving, Valery Dvoinikov scored again to reinstate the Soviet national team to win three European titles in three years. He also became University World Champion in Brussels and Vice World Champion in Vienna in 1975, but the top of this dazzling epic was his participation in the Olympic Games in 1976 Monréal in the weight class that was not his (at the photo - Merited Coach of the Soviet Union, order bearer Yaroslav Ivanovitch Voloschuk).
Indeed, he was handpicked in the 80 kg category with a weight less than 72 kg body, leaving room in its class to his eternal rival and friend, Vladimir Nevzorov. But that gamble former coach of the national team of the USSR was a complete success as Valery Dvoinikov managed to beat all his opponents by ippon and bows that final against world champion title Isamu Sonoda the smallest scores.

However, this defeat was seen as a victory by many spectators and connoisseurs of judo since Valery Dvoinikov successfully demonstrated in practice meant that the true spirit of judo, instilled by its inventor, Jigaro Kano, ie victory the technical face of brute force.
After these Olympics and some extra medals gained in various international tournaments, Valery Dvoinikov decided to end his judoka career to start a brilliant coaching career during which he formed several champions of the national teams of Ukraine, Algeria, Portugal, Belgium ... and Liège in Belgium and he decided to settle with his family. He lived there since 1991.
(At the photo – Liège, Belgium)