Vladimir Putin: Craziest Life Facts to Know

Putin is A Martial Arts Master

Although he is accompanied by a dozen bodyguards everywhere he goes, Putin is definitely far from being unable to defend himself. The official Kremlin website states that the President has been practicing judo since he was 11, and holds the title of Master of Sports in both judo and sambo.

He even received an honorary doctorate in judo from South Korea’s Yong In university and is the honorary president of the European Judo Union. And like this wasn’t enough already, he also holds a black belt in karate. If world leaders would settle their differences by fighting one on one, I doubt there would be anyone crazy enough to challenge Putin.