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Jan 01 Best of 2012 Photo Gallery

Bob Svenson, the actor of the films Walking Tall, who competed at the 4th IJF Grand Masters World Championships in Miami, earned his shodan (first-degree black belt) at the famed and notoriously tough Kodokan in Japan, home dojo of the sport, in 1961 while stationed there in the U.S. Marines. After a long time no practicing the sport in 2009 he bought a new gi and came back to the mats.

Jan. 01, 2013, 11:02 p.m. (ET)