Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful

“Be gentle, kind, and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically.”  This is the motto and mantra by which Keiko Fukuda lived her life.  She passed away on Sunday at the age of 99, but her life and legacy will not soon be forgotten.  Keiko Fukuda was the first and only woman to ever achieve the rank of 10th degree black belt in the sport of Judo.  Her journey to this historical achievement was a truly inspirational one and a testament to her indomitable warrior spirit.  She dedicated her entire life to Judo and blazed a trail for the future of women in martial arts.  The way in which she lived her life should serve as an inspiration to us all.   

Let us now take a moment to pay our respects to the life of Keiko Fukuda.  Check out the below video in which we get to hear Keiko Fukuda recount her amazing journey.  Share her story with everyone you know.

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