We just heard Judo Pioneer Keiko Fukuda Sensei passed away earlier this afternoon at 99 years of age.
She was a student under both the founder of Judo, Jigoro Kano Sensei, and Kyuzo Mifune and started her training in judo in 1935.
In 2011, she was the first woman to achieve 10th Dan in Judo.
Rest in peace, Fukuda Sensei.
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