"Judo teaches self-control, the ability to feel the moment, to see the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, to strive for the best results," Putin writes on his website. "I am sure you will agree that these are essential abilities and skills for any politician."
He is also pretty good at Sambo. How great would it be if politicians settled their differences with hand to hand combat vs. sending people to war or having collateral damages. Who would be able to beat Vladimir?