Japanese American Lives: Mrs. Judo

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:00pm

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In a world dominated by men, a tiny 99-year-old named Keiko Fukuda is the highest ranking woman in judo history and a true living legend. In July 2011, Fukuda made world history when she was awarded the 10th degree black belt – judo's highest honor. She now has the distinguished title of "Shihan" (grand master) and is the only woman in the world to hold this honor. Fukuda is also the last living disciple of Jigoro Kano, judo's founder. Japanese American Lives: Mrs. Judo airs Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World.