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Maximum Efficiency

Jigoro Kano and Buckminster Fuller

Jigoro Kano

In Judo, we often hear the phrase, “ Maximum Efficiency, Minimum Effort.” Judo’s founder, Jigoro Kano, spoke about the concept in 1932 during a speech at the University of Southern California. He said that for anything to be ideal, it must be performed on the principle of maximum efficiency.

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