Kimura is one of those almost lost Masters of Judo. His legendary fight with Helio Gracie will go down in history, as one of the all time great battles in the ring ever – it ended with Helio Gracie’s corner having to throw in the towel as his arm was broken by Kimura. Kimura was famous in Japan as the All Japan Judo champion from 1939 to 1949. If you want a lesson in ground fighting from a real Master this is the two set DVD you need. Shot in full color in the early 1970's, Kimura and his group of senior Judokas will show you why he is the one who the Kodokan missed in promoting to 10th Dan. Kano was #1, Mifune #2 and Kimura #3.