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Vladimir Putin was awarded a high master's degree - the eighth dan in karate
The International Committee, the supreme governing body of the International Karate-Do Organization, Kekusin-kan, appropriated to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin a high master's degree-the eighth dan. This is reported by the press service of the federation Kekusin-kan karate-do Russia.
About the decision taken earlier, it became known only on Friday, when the letter of the head of the International organization Kekusin-kan Hatsuo Royama arrived.
In 2001, Royama appropriated to Putin the fifth dan of Kekusinkan, and in 2009 he was raised to the seventh.
Putin is a master of sports in judo and sambo. In September 2006, he became Honorary President of the European Judo Union, and in 2010 received the Honorary Doctor of Judo Diploma from Yongin University of South Korea.
Vladimir Putin continues to practice judo and supports the Russian Judo Federation. In 2013, the Russian president became the owner of the honorable ninth dan in Korean martial art taekwondo.