Vladimir Putin encourages you to learn judo with him

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BY MIKE CLARK

Sports Pros(e) Contributor

We here at Sports Pros(e) like our world leaders to be tough and strong, but are wondering if Vladimir Putin might be going a little overboard.

The former Russian president and puppet master for the guy who currently holds the job, Dimitry Medvedev, is the star of a new DVD whose title translates as “Let’s Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin.”

This is apparently not Putin’s first foray into the martial arts media world. Amazon is selling a paperback version of his judo guide for $18 (marked down from $20).

Could be a great stocking stuffer this holiday season for that Russian nationalist/self-defense aficionado on your Christmas list.

This may point the way for other former heads of state looking for ways to raise a little cash after they leave office. We can foresee other such releases, like “Let’s Learn Phonics with George Bush.”

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