Reflections of Keiko Fukuda: True Stories from the Renowned Judo Grand Master

Reflections of Keiko Fukuda: True Stories from the Renowned Judo Grand Master

by Kumiko Hirano

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In 1935, twenty-two-year-old Keiko Fukuda Shihan began her passage to become a judo master. As the only woman in the world to achieve the level of tenth dan, she blazed the way for women in judo to be taken seriously across all martial arts arenas, including the Olympics.

Over seventy years later, Kumiko Hirano interviewed Grand Master Fukuda, who was now nearly one hundred. Over the course of a week of conversations in her San Francisco home, Grand Master Fukuda shared her opinions and feelings that included deciding on marriage, understanding the events of World War II, coming to America, starting her own dojo, and the humbleness she maintained throughout her lifetime as she paved a path for women in judo. While living by her motto, “be strong, be gentle, be beautiful” until her death in 2013, Grand Master Fukuda lined a path for all women willing to work hard to achieve their dreams.

Reflections of Keiko Fukuda shares an intimate look at the thoughts and perspectives of a judo grand master whose great spirit and dedication to martial arts inspired the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532035746
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 991,456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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Reflections of Keiko Fukuda: True Stories from the Renowned Judo Grand Master 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to choose a Martial Arts Master to write about as part of earning my Black Belt in Oki-Ryu Kenpo Karate. I wanted to choose a female, and was having trouble finding suitable person. Then I found Shihan Fukuda, and knew I had my subject! I loved this book, and I love Shihan Fukudak’s philosophy.