Last surviving student of Kano has passed

Discussion in 'News' started by Dave76, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Dave76

    Dave76 Deheuol Gwyn Dragon

    We lost a martial arts legend yesterday, Keiko Fukuda. 9th dan Kodokan Judo, 10th dan USJF and last surviving student of Jigoro Kano. A true pioneer for women and the martial arts.

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  3. Mr.Bond

    Mr.Bond Big Ass Dog

    respect...I saw a video of her sparring...
     
  4. Adam Bendell

    Adam Bendell Student

    That woman overcame so much. no woman has ever achieved as much as she in Judo. I have nothing but respect for what she accomplished.
     
  5. Ninpo Mart

    Ninpo Mart Initiate

    How old was she?
     
  6. Eric Dufurrena

    Eric Dufurrena The Iron Fist of Fun

    She was 2 months shy of being 100. There is a documentary in the making about her life, I saw some of it, heartbreaking. She had to sacrifice so much to come the US and teach Judo, being a woman during that era...
     

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