With his new belt, The Russian president has now eclipsed the likes of martial artist and actor Chuck Norris.
With his new belt, The Russian president has now eclipsed the likes of martial artist and actor Chuck Norris.
With his new belt, The Russian president has now eclipsed the likes of martial artist and actor Chuck Norris.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded the highest rank in taekwondo, it is reported.

While on a visit to South Korea, he received a ninth-degree black belt from Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation, Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency reports.

The Russian president has now eclipsed the likes of martial artist and actor Chuck Norris, who is reported to have an eighth-degree black belt in taekwondo.

Vladimir Putin somewhat modestly said of the high distinction: “I’m not sure if I deserve this”. He went on to suggest that the event be seen as a promotion of “this beautiful martial art”.

This isn’t the first martial arts achievement by the Russian president, who also has a black belt in judo. He was also reported to have released a martial arts DVD called Let’s Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin.

BBC

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