Sensei Keiko Fukuda receiving her 10th degree judo black belt at the age of 98 is my hands-down favourite story of the week. Fukuda is the first woman to reach 10th dan and the last living student of judo founder Jigoro Kano. Read her story at the San Francisco Chronicle and watch a clip from her upcoming documentary above.
More links for your lazy Sunday:
- Matt Hamill — UFC fighter, wrestler and inspiration to the deaf community — writes his retirement letter. [MattHammil.com]
- Is a healthy diet more expensive? Unfortunately, yes. [Health Zone]
- Your pizza habit hurts more than just your body. Insert sad Ninja Turtle face. [Men’s Health]
- Ronda Rousey’s mom (herself a world class judoka) weighs in on Rousey’s controversial Strikeforce debut. Is there such thing as necessary roughness when it comes to dangerous submissions? [The Business/Judo of Life]
- On the importance of one the great MMA intangibles: pain tolerance. [SB Nation]
- Fight vids from Thai Fight Extreme Japan. Great matches featuring Buakaw, Fabio Pinca, Yodsanklai Fairtex, Yasuhiro Shirasu and more. [Head Kick Legend]
- Kombat’s Jacob Mulik and Marisa Catapang hit the Square One farmer’s market. Mississauga’s new Whole Foods is great, but it’s not the only place to get fresh produce this summer. [Nutrinitiative]
Thanks to Kombat’s Twitterstream for swapping resources. Follow us @KombatArts!