Karate Factoid #1: The Last Samurai's Grandson

Karate Factoid

Fans of cheesy Hollywood movies may be interested to know that the inspiration for the movie “The Last Samurai” ( starring Tom Cruise) was Saigo Takamori. Saigo Takamori was the grandfather of the first president of the JKA, Saigo Kichinosuke.


One response to “Karate Factoid #1: The Last Samurai's Grandson

  1. Ahh, interesting. I knew it was based on an actual historic figure, but I wasn’t able to figure out who exactly.

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