March 26, 2011

A Living Legend In Noe: Keiko Fukuda

"Keiko Fukuda is the highest ranking woman in the history of judo. She is the last living student who connects back to judo founder, Jigoro Kano. Fukuda will be 98 on April 12, 2011 and is an amazing inspiration to all."

Sensei Keiko Fukuda still teaches at the dojo she founded at the corner of Castro and 26th St in Noe Valley. Her motto: "Be gentle, kind, and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically."

[YouTube: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful]
[Wikepedia: Keiko Fukuda]


Eric Pease said...


Anonymous said...

really great! Thanks for sharing it.