SAN FRANCISCO — “Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful” will be screened on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. in Samsung Hall at the Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco’s Civic Center.
“In the Judo Moment” will begin with a screening of the movie, followed by a demonstration of Ju-no-kata, a signature form of Fukuda-Sensei. A community panel will follow with filmmaker Romer, 2012 Olympic medalist Marti Malloy, historian Amy Fujiwara Shen, Ph.D., and judo instructor Wilina Monar of Soko Joshi Dojo, a women’s dojo founded by Fukuda. They will touch on judo as a world sport, it’s transmission of Japanese culture, and Fukuda’s legacy for women in sports.
Those who come early can also view the exhibition “In The Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection.” Special evening admission is $5 from 5 to 9 p.m. and free to museum members. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For Comcast Xfinity subscribers, “Mrs. Judo” is also available this month through Video on Demand. It can be found under “Cinema Asian America.”
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