Putin said that judo has changed his life for the better

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin said that judo has changed his life for the better© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that judo classes began to change his life for the better.

«I lived in a free mode, existed, spent a lot of time outside, in the yard. Ever since I started judo, it started to change life for the better,» said Putin in an interview with Director Oliver stone in the film shown on television channel Showtime.

«The main idea is a flexible way. You need to be flexible, sometimes you just have to give in, but only if this is the path to victory. You need to be in shape,» added Putin.