The great master of Judo and a founder of Kodokan Judo School, Mr. Jigoro Kano. I was moved by the story of him; as he was very old and close to death, he called his students around him and told them that he wanted to be buried in his white belt. This world's highest-ranking judoist asked for the emblem of the beginner as his last will. What a deep dedication into the martial art and humbleness!
Morihei Ueshiba - Aikido founder/master
Sokaku Takeda (1859-1943), disseminator of Daito-ryu aikijujutsu and the main teacher of Morihei Ueshiba, poses in Osaka in 1939