RIP, Judo's Rusty Kanokogi (nee Rena Glickman)

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RIP, Judo's Rusty Kanokogi (nee Rena Glickman)

Postby Interloper on Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:35 pm

Not directly to do with CIMA, but Rusty Kanokogi was a groundbreaker for women's MAs and MA sports. Not a radical, just a woman who loved judo, loved to compete, and later dedicated her life to coaching and reffing. Became a role model (despite a sad and kick-ass youth in Brooklyn/NYC... with a bayonet strapped to her leg) for girls and young people in general.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/sport ... okogi.html
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Re: RIP, Judo's Rusty Kanokogi (nee Rena Glickman)

Postby Bill on Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:57 pm

RIP to a great woman.

I've tt'd my old thread about her.
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Re: RIP, Judo's Rusty Kanokogi (nee Rena Glickman)

Postby Finny on Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:19 pm

I literally just finished reading "The Pyjama Game - A Journey into Judo" by Mark Law - yesterday

He tells some amazing stories of Mrs Kanokogi - the changes she wrought in the Judo world for women should not be forgotten

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Re: RIP, Judo's Rusty Kanokogi (nee Rena Glickman)

Postby Interloper on Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:33 pm

I found this old (1986) article about her from the Sports Illustrated archives. Her story is a fascinating one.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/ ... /index.htm
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Re: RIP, Judo's Rusty Kanokogi (nee Rena Glickman)

Postby everything on Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:24 pm

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Re: RIP, Judo's Rusty Kanokogi (nee Rena Glickman)

Postby cerebus on Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:39 pm

RIP. A tremendous woman...
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