Vitor, on Jan 18 2009, 08:01 PM, said:
"Only 2005 he began to train also bjj."
WRONG shinya did not begin training in 2005 he won the shooto belt in 06 and he was already a bjj black belt. No one goes from blue to black in one year.
"while still having hopes of growing success in judo."
Fedor has not entered a Judo event since 1998 he is was the World Combat sambo champ in 08( a lot of Judoka like to down play his Sambo background in favor of judo)
Yes, I do know you have issues with judo;)
Aoki: Last year’s “Ground Impact Gi-05” Shinya Aoki suffered a humiliating 8-0 defeat against Naoyuki Watanabe.
To train for his revenge match, Aoki took up residence at Marcelo Garcia’s Brazillian dojo, and spent countless hours preparing for the bout. “Last time, I was looking down on Jiu-jitsu,” said Aoki. Clearly this member of the Judo elite would take his opponent more seriously this time.
There is several judo players who began their bjj career from a purple or brown belt.
Fedor was scouted to RINGS from a judo tournament. And I have to add, that Vitor you really do not understand sambo or judo in Russia. But please began your own thread where you can discuss these with people that are willing and please do not mess this thread.
Fedors My space:
He was the 1998 bronze medalist in the Russian Judo championships open-weight division and the 1999 bronze medalist at the Moscow International Judo.
This post has been edited by topo: 18 January 2009 - 08:30 PM