George Kerr is the subject of a video from the International Judo Federation ©IJF

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has launched a series of videos on leading judokas, under the title "Legends of Judo".

The first film has been released and covers the story of 80-year-old Scot George Kerr.

He has a multitude of stories about his years in martial arts, and released a book during last month's World Judo Championships in Budapest.

Kerr is still an active judoka and enjoys transferring his knowledge and philosophy to the younger generations.

In 1957, he won a gold medal at the European Judo Championships in Dutch city Rotterdam. 

He was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire accolade in the 2011 New Year's Honours, as well as Japan's Order of the Rising Sun prize.

Both were for his contributions to the sport.

Kerr, dubbed "Mr Judo", has been awarded the 10th Dan, the sport's highest rank, which is held by very few people.

It was given for his lifetime contribution to the sport as a competitor, coach, referee and administrator.

"I am at an age where I have no need, nor desire to tell any lies," said Kerr, who has served as President of British Judo.

"I am too old not to tell the truth now."

Marius Vizer, the IJF President, added: "I have always respected and appreciated George Kerr. 

"It is my conviction that many of the achievements in judo over the last two decades are directly related to him. 

"I consider George to be an important chapter in the history, present and future of judo."