Join us for a special public television broadcast of Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful in honor of Asian American Heritage Month. Mrs. Judo 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—a 10th degree black belt. Fukuda Sensei passed away in 2013 when 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.
Presented as part of Japanese American Lives, as series hosted by world-renowned athlete and Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi, Mrs. Judo is scheduled to air on over twenty PBS stations across the country. Please tune in to your local PBS station and check listings for broadcast times throughout the month of May. Mrs. Judo was produced by Yuriko Romer and is supported by Cal Humanities’ California Documentary Project.
To view a trailer of Mrs. Judo, please click HERE.