Looking for inspiration in the world of martial arts for women?
Check out three amazing women who dominated their sport!
Keiko Fukada was a trailblazer for women in judo. After training with judo’s founder, Kanō Jigorō, Keiko Fukada was the first woman promoted to the rank of 6th dan. Fukada was an internationally renowned judo instructor who dedicated her life to the practice. Several organizations eventually recognized her contributions to judo with promotions to the rank of 10th dan.
Kayla Harrison is a vibrant star in today’s martial arts world. She’s a decorated Olympian and world champion judoka. But Harrison is not only well-decorated as a female competitor. In 2016 she was promoted to 6th degree black belt as the youngest person in the US to earn the rank. Since 2018, Harrison has successfully competed as a mixed martial artist.
Sandra Sánchez is a karate female phenomenon. She retired in 2022 as one of the most winning karatekas. From 2014-2020, she won 35 consecutive medals in the Karate1 Premier League which is a world record.
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