Meet The 98-Year-Old Female Judo Master


Here’s your inspiring video of the day: a sample clip from the upcoming doc Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful, which profiles the life of 98-year-old judo master Keiko Fukuda. Her destiny down the path of judo was set two generations before her, and in 1934 (at age 21) she begantraining (this was during the final time of the Samurai). Keiko is also the last living member of Kano, the founder of judo. She gave up marriage, family, and Japanese citizenship to pursue a life practicing judo, and it paid off: She’s the only woman in the world to receive a 10th-degree black belt.

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