French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged his political allies to treat International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn with dignity one day after he was ordered held without bail on sexual-assault charges, while France’s broadcasting watchdog called on television networks to show restraint in their coverage of him.
Japanese Judo was the first martial art to introduce the colored belt ranking system as a visible indication of the students’ progress. The colored belt ranking system soon was adapted for Karate, and was first used by Sensei Gichin Funakoshi and his Shotokan Karate schools. Click here to learn about the Goju-Ryu Karate belt ranking system.
James N. Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps general who served as the Commander of the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) from 2010 to 2013. From 2007 until 2010 he commanded the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) and was the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) for NATO.