Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful
Keiko Fukuda, Judo practitioner
Standing less than five feet tall and weighing less than 100 pounds, Fukuda is one of only four Judo practitioners in the world (and the only woman) to currently hold 10th Dan, Judo’s highest degree black belt; she is also 99 years old and still teaches in San Francisco. She is the last surviving student of Dr. Kano, the founder of Judo. With excerpts from director Yuriko Gamo Romer's documentary, Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful, showcasing the extraordinary life of Fukuda with rare archival footage, and live demonstration from her students at the Soko Joshi Judo Club.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program organizer: Sylvie Grillet-Rivera