On July 28th 2011, a glass ceiling was broken forever. Keiko Fukuda was awarded the 10th degree (black belt), the pinnacle of judo. Fukuda is the first and only woman to hold this honor and she is one of only four living today.
Going against thousands of years of tradition, Keiko Fukuda chose her own path and made a lifetime commitment to judo. The hour-long documentary film "Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful" tells the motivational story of Fukuda’s lifelong journey. At 99, Fukuda continues to teach judo in San Francisco and is the last living disciple of judo’s founder, Jigoro Kano.