Interesting Documentary on PBS

Discussion in 'Judo' started by 47MartialMan, May 14, 2014.

  1. 47MartialMan

    47MartialMan Valued Member

    Last night I was "channel surfing", when I came across a documentary about what some has deemed her the "First Lady of Judo"; Keiko Fukuda
    I was so impressed, that despite her size, gender, she also had to overcome politics within her beloved art.

    Ms. Fukuda's personal motto was: "Be gentle, kind, and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically."

    I had long since read about her in various periodicals, but to see her on film, was inspirational
    Last edited: May 14, 2014
  2. pseudo

    pseudo Padawan

    Sounds interesting, ill be sure to add it to my watch list when I get home.
  3. Wooden Hare

    Wooden Hare Banned Banned

    The Kodokan kept her at godan for 30 years. What a crime.

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  4. 47MartialMan

    47MartialMan Valued Member

    Yes it was a shame. My opening post had a comment of gender and politics being a huge obstacle for her
  5. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    Very nice video, thank you!
  6. 47MartialMan

    47MartialMan Valued Member

    Not only was she able to train under Master Kano, but she lived nearly a 100. All around impressive woman.

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