Keiko Fukuda, 98, Becomes First Woman to Earn Highest Level Black Belt

Keiko Fukuda is 98 years old, 4 feet 10 and a mere 100 pounds, but this petite woman has been recognized as a giant in the martial arts world of judo. Fukuda was just awarded a 10th-degree black belt, judo's highest level and an honor that has been granted to only a handful of men worldwide and never before to a woman. Fukuda, who is addressed by the honorific sensei, which means master, is as soft spoken as she is humble. "I appreciate it very much," was all she would say to...Full Story
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