Kodokan hall of fame

Sakujiro Yokoyama

Date of birth: 
1864
Place of origin: 
Saginomiya-mura, Tokyo
8th Dan
April, 1886
Enters Kodokan
May, 1886
1st Dan
September, 1886
2nd Dan
January, 1887
3rd Dan
March, 1888
4th Dan
January, 1893
5th Dan
January, 1898
6th Dan
October, 1904
7th Dan
September, 1912
8th Dan
Sakujiro Yokoyama

After studying the Tenjin Shinyo ryu style under Keitaro Inoue of Yushima Tenjin, Mr. Sakujiro Yokoyama entered Kodokan in April of 1886.
Naturally adept at Jujutsu, Mr. Yokoyama had both a powerful physique and a diligent attitude toward training, and he quickly became a skillful Judo practitioner. In 1887, he became a zealous Judo instructor, taking positions as supporter of the Jujutsu department for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, and as a Kodokan supervisor.
He also trained instructors by teaching Judo at the Tokyo Advanced Teacher Training School, etc.
Mr. Yokoyama died on September 23, 1912 at the age of 49.

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