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Rusty Kanokogi

Rusty Kanokogi

Name: Rena Kanokogi Original Name: Rena Glickman Nickname: Rusty Known as: The Mother of Women’s Judo Date: July 30, 1935 – November 21, 2009 Nationality: American Heritage: Jewish-American Born in: Brooklyn New York Note: “In 1959, disguised as a man, she won a medal at a YMCA judo tournament, but had to return it after […]

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Keiko Fukuda

Keiko Fukuda

Keiko Fukuda (1913-2013) She was the highest ranked woman judoka (judo practitioner) in the world Articles Lowry, Dave. “The Life of Keiko Fukuda, Last Surviving Student of Judo Founder Jigoro Kano,” Black Belt [Online], February 12, 2013. Johnson, Gil. “A Single Reed that Bends Gracefully in the Wind,” Black Belt June 1974, Vol. XII, No. […]

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