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Sugata. Sugata was created by the Japanese creators Akira Kurosawa and Tsuneo Tomita and appeared in the films Sugata Sanshiro (1943) and Zoku Sugata Sanshiro (1945).
Sugata is a young man who wants to become a martial arts master. He begins at a jiujitsu school, but when he sees Yano, a judo master, demonstrate both his physical and spiritual mastery, Sugata switches and becomes Yano’s student. Sugata overcomes his own immaturity and the opposition of the leader of the jiujitsu school and masters judo. In the sequel Sugata gains further skill in judo and then uses it to beat a karate master and an American boxing champion.
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