Here is one inspiring story about Keiko Fukuda who is a Judo Master from Japan who dedicated her life to martial art’s despite the resistance she got throughout her life. She could not go beyond the 5th degree black belt till lately when she became the only women in the world to receive a 10th degree black belt.
Passion and perseverance does pay!
Watch the below clip from the upcoming doc Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful, which profiles the life of 98-year-old judo master Keiko Fukuda. Her destiny down the path of judo was set two generations before her, and in 1934 (at age 21) she begantraining (this was during the final time of the Samurai). Keiko is also the last living member of Kano, the founder of judo. She gave up marriage, family, and Japanese citizenship to pursue a life practicing judo, and it paid off: She’s the only woman in the world to receive a 10th-degree black belt.