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Keiko Fukuda Shihan passed away this month at the age of 99. She was the last surviving student of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano, and the highest ranking female judoka in history. She was promoted to 10th dan (degree) black belt just last year, a rank that at the time was held only by 3 other people, all men living in Japan.

"Keiko Fukuda Shihan passed away at the age of She was the last surviving student of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano, and the highest ranking female judoka in history. She was promoted to dan (degree) black belt.

"Judo is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu."

Judo is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the.

17 of History’s Most Rebellious Women |  Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu has been the foremost leader in the effort to democratize the Southeast Asian nation as well as a courageous advocate for human rights and peaceful revolution. She spent 15 years under house arrest when the government refused to cede power to her after her party was elected. (Alison Wright—Corbis)

17 Photos of History's Most Rebellious Women

17 of History’s Most Rebellious Women Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu has been the foremost leader in the effort to democratize the Southeast Asian nation as well as a courageous advocate for human rights and peaceful revolu

The Life of Keiko Fukuda, Last Surviving Student of Judo Founder Jigoro Kano. Martial arts masters and the greats. News and appreciation of all Styles. Article shared by Black Belt Magazine from facebook http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/traditional-martial-arts-training/judo-traditional-martial-arts/the-life-of-keiko-fukuda-last-surviving-student-of-judo-founder-jigoro-kano/

Keiko Fukuda was the last surviving student to have been personally taught by judo founder Jigoro Kano. She began training in 1935 and died in

You can throw a football or a baseball, but try throwing something that's trying to throw you.

Judo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu BJJ "You can throw a football or a baseball, but try throwing something that's trying to throw you.

Alice Coachman ~  First black woman to win an Olympic gold medal (high jump)

ALICE COACHMAN, 88 High Jump Coachman was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, and the only female American athlete to win gold in track and field at the 1948 Games.

Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow, pictured here in were well-known outlaws, robbers, and criminals who traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. The couple were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers.

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