Anyone catch this? Yahoo Article: (10th Dan Judo Woman)

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Even if you don't care much for Judo, it's a strong clip to watch. You talk about revolutionaries, she's definitely one of them. To work your whole looong loong life to get to a goal of obtaining highest honors is so respectable - and to put it in front of all else is amazing.

Link and video below: but to give a synopsis. Judo leaders would not give her certain levels of black belt, because it had not been previously given to a woman. It took her almost 9 decades to get it. She started with five others with the plan of making women's judo relevant, she ended up as the only one.

It's a great story -

http://shine.yahoo.com/event/vitality/98-year-old-woman-becomes-first-woman-ever-to-earn-judos-highest-degree-black-belt-2523297/http://shine.yahoo.com/event/vitality/98-year-old-woman-becomes-first-woman-ever-to-earn-judos-highest-degree-black-belt-2523297/
 
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Caught this article earlier.. Really impressive, especially since she was stuck at 5th Dan for 30 years. P.S. its 10th Dan, not 9th..
 
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Originally Posted by Teddythegr:nerd:ne

Caught this article earlier.. Really impressive, especially since she was stuck at 5th Dan for 30 years. P.S. its 10th Dan, not 9th..
Oops - Thx for the catch -
 
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