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Old 06-17-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Geesink first participated in the European Championships in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], and placed second in his category. The following year, he won his first European title. Until [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], 20 more European titles would follow.
At the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] World Championships, Geesink became World Champion in the open class, defeating the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], who had won all World Championship titles up to that point.


Judo debuted as an official sport at the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], which were held in the sports home country, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Although Japan dominated 3 of the 4 weight divisions (light,middle and heavy), Anton Geesink won the final of the open weight division, defeating [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in front of his home crowd.


After winning the 1965 World Championships and a last European title in 1967, Geesink quit competitive judo.


Anton Geesink is the only living 10th dan grade kodansha recognized by the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] but not by [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. There are three living 10th dan kodanshas recognized by Kodokan: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].



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Old 06-19-2007, 08:31 AM   #2
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Are you dutch ??
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:22 AM   #3
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Then you must be a judo buff
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Then you must be a judo buff
Not judo particularly; competitive martial arts in general. Geesink was an extremely dominant competitor in one of the most physically demanding combat sports of the time. He deserves a great deal of credit, and may have been better in an MMA style environment than any of his contemporaries (Bluming possibly excepted).

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Thanks for the warm welcome buddy !!
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:29 PM   #7
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geesink is a legend!!!...anyone read judo gene le bell's biography...i found it quite entertaining...i practiced judo for 12 years as a young man and am only now finding out about these old characters...
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You're missing the cartoon you had in the classic MMA thread
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