98-Year-old Becomes First Woman Ever to Win 10th Degree Black Belt in...

98-Year-old Becomes First Woman Ever to Win 10th Degree Black Belt in Judo

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Sensei Keiko Fukuda reaches black belt goal at 98After dedicating her life to the martial arts, 98-year-old, Keiko Fukuda of San Francisco, became the first woman to be promoted to judo’s highest level: 10th degree black belt.

Only three people in the world, all men living in Japan, have ever reached that mark.

The phone call brought the 4-foot-10-inch Sensei to tears at the women’s dojo where she still teaches in Noe Valley.

(READ the story in the San Francisco Chronicle)

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