Jigorō Kanō was the founder of judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become and offical Olymic sport. Wikipedia
Born: October 28, 1860, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Died: May 4, 1938
Martial Art: Jujutsu, Judo
Notable Students:Tomita Tsunejirō, Keiko Fukuda, Kyuzo Mifune.