'Sensei Keiko Fukuda ( age 98yrs), the last surviving student of Judo founder Kanō Jigorō, has officially been promoted to the rank of 10th dan — the highest black-belt degree in her sport — becoming the first woman to reach the rank, and only the sixteenth person to achieve it since the martial art was founded in 1882.' Japan. S)
"Last week, Sensei Keiko Fukuda of San Francisco became the first woman to be promoted to judo's highest level: 10th degree black belt. Only three people in the world, all men living in Japan, have ever reached that mark." Fukuda is 98 years old.