The guiding principles of Judo are making the best use of one's physical and mental powers as well as mutual welfare.
France has its great participation of champions in Judo, which can be shown by the considerable share of Teddy Riner in this martial art.
He is considered as one of Kawaishi's first judo student and started judo the same year as Fukuda Keiko 1935.
And this way, he set the stage for the boom and raise of Judo in France.
After stepping up a weight division to under 70kg, Minatoya triumphed in the gold medal match at the 1967 World Championships in Salt Lake City.
Judoka who participate int he individual world championships often do not participate in the team competition.
He introduced various coloured belts in Europe.
And those heroes spread this martial art with their influence on the population.