The Story of 416
Maastricht, The Netherlands
September 4th, 1981
World Judo Championships
It was a day that I felt super human.
I woke up that morning knowing that I could beat anyone who dared to come in my way.
It’s a funny feeling, really, as it only happens, I would guess, once in a blue moon.
In my mind, I was going to take the day and had no doubt in my mind.
On that day, 416 was my World title number.
On that day, 416 showed the World what I was capable of.
On that day, 416 began my judo legacy.
On this day,
Let’s see what you can do!