Jon Bluming, Europe's first Mixed Martial Artist Jon Bluming is a leader of Europe’s International Budo Kai Kan Foundation. Born in Holland 1933, he is a veteran of two tours in the infantry in Korea. After receiving 3-dan in judo in Holland, he went to Japan in 1959, where he lived until 1961. His instructors included Donn Draeger, Mas Oyama, ...more
Judo Reprinted with permission from The Journal of Combative Sport November 1999. The following are extracts of letters Donn Draeger wrote to Robert W. Smith between 1959 and 1974. They were edited by Joseph Svinth and are reprinted by permission of Robert W. Smith. Where first names are ...more
Jon Bluming: WR Mann
Judo: Donn Draeger