The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Video of Keiko Fukuda: Judo's Highest Ranking Woman

The late Keiko Fukuda was the the highest ranking female in Judo.

Her grandfather taught Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, Tenjin Shinyo ryu jujutsu. She herself learned from Kano himself as well as one of his most masterful students, Kyuzo Mifune.

She lived to be 99 and attained a 9th Dan from the Kodokan, the main worldwide Judo organization as 10th Dan from the US Judo organization. She remained active as a teacher until her death in 2013.

Her personal motto was: Be strong, be gentle, be beautiful in mind body and spirit.

Below is a video. Enjoy.




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