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The Story of Judo

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. In the late 1870s, a short, skinny kid started taking jujitsu classes in Tokyo. Martial arts would never be the same. (Right down to their fancy, colored belts.) NINETY-POUND WEAKLING In 1878 Jigoro Kano, the 17-year-old son of a saki maker, moved from the island of [...]

98-Year Old Woman Earns 10th Degree Black Belt

A few years ago, we mentioned that Keiko Fukuda of San Francisco is a judo master, despite advanced age, arthritis, and triple bypass surgery. Now, at the age of 98, she’s been awarded the highest rank in that martial art: Only three people in the world, all men living in Japan, have ever reached that mark. The [...]

Pyjama-clad Ninja brings justice to streets

A masked vigilante has taken justice in to his own hands on the streets of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Sporting a black judo outfit and balaclava the anony…