Tag: Keiko Fukuda

Keiko Fukuda Sensei Passes Away

February 10, 20130 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Keiko Fukuda – A Judo Pioneer

December 22, 20120 Comments

On July 28th, 2011, Keiko Fukuda sensei attained something that most people only dream of… 10th Dan in Judo (by USA Judo). She is the first woman, and only the 4th person in the world to have been bestowed this honor in the art of Judo. Fukuda sensei’s grandfather, Fukuda Hachinosuke who was a teacher […]

Continue Reading »

Back to Top