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Janet Rosen
05-29-2009, 02:59 PM
Thanks to a longstanding friendship between Gayle Fillman Sensei at Ukiah Aikido and Keiko Fukuda, 9th Dan Judo, we were graced with a visit by this 96 year old - the Ukiah Daily Journal (http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/community/ci_12475716) runs a short version of a longer article that will appear in the iaido journal. Additional links to follow.

05-29-2009, 03:16 PM
Nice article, Janet. Congratulations for having it published and thank you for sharing it with all of us.

-- Jun

Pat Togher
06-17-2009, 10:48 AM
Great article Janet.
Fukuda sensei is an amazing woman.


Janet Rosen
06-17-2009, 01:02 PM
Thank you Pat. I'm sorry I never got to train with her in her prime!
The Daily Journal archives and then charges people to see articles so I posted a version at http://zanshinart.com/UkiahAikido/fukuda.html

Pat Togher
06-18-2009, 10:02 AM
One of my judo instructors trained with Keiko Fukuda when she (my instructor, that is) was a child. She mentioned it in passing the other night. It went totally over my head - I didn't realize who she was talking about til the next day. :blush: I'll have to see if I can get some more stories out of her.