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The Life of Keiko Fukuda, Last Surviving Student of Judo Founder Jigoro Kano

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Keiko Fukuda never made the cover of Black Belt. She lived to be 99, but she wasn’t that fierce or imposing. Longtime Black Belt contributing editor Dave Lowry delves into her life story in this fascinating article.
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Judo Master Keiko Fukuda Passes Away at Age 99

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Keiko Fukuda, the first female judoka to be awarded the rank of 10th-degree black belt, died February 9, 2013, in San Francisco. She was 99.
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