Mrs Judo is being offered for PBS broadcast in May of this year. May is Asian Heritage month. CAAM (Center for Asian American Media) is offering it. The states and communities with Asian populations will most likely program it, but the tough sell is in the midwest and the south and areas with limited Asian populations. Email or send a note to your local PBS station and request MRS Judo.
Mrs Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful documents the life-long journey of Keiko Fukuda’s decision to defy thousands of years of tradition, choose her own path, and become the highest-ranking woman in judo history.
Once in a long while, the life destiny of one woman lines up to make a radical shift for women around the world. On July 28, 2011 Keiko Fukuda broke through a glass ceiling for women when she was awarded the pinnacle of judo, the 10th degree black belt. Fukuda is the first and only woman to hold this honor. Fukuda Sensei passed away on February 9, 2013. She was 99 years old, and had taught judo in San Francisco until just before her death. She was last disciple of judo’s founder, Jigoro Kano.
Yuriko Gamo Romer
MRS JUDO: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful
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