10 Most Badass Grandmas
1The Grandma Drummer (63)
2Gym Junkie Grandma (90)
With aqua classes every other day and ballroom dancing in between, she has an astonishing fitness routine. She said exercise came as naturally to her as knitting - but that's not something she has a lot of time for. When she's not at the gym, she has her line dancing sessions, plus her walking group meets every Wednesday.
3Tattooed Grandma (101)
At age 99, Rosenthal decided to get her first tattoo, a tiny blue butterfly about the size of a dime. Gallo-Kohlas remembers Rosenthal looking at the finished tattoo and proclaiming that it was too small. At 100, Rosenthal tried again, this time much bigger and on the other leg. The silver-dollar-sized flower was better, but it required her to lift her pant leg to show it off. Next time, she decided, she'd get one on her arm.
4A Truck Pulling Grandma (73)
5Highest Ranked Judoka (99)
When Fukuda was 21, she was invited by judo's founder, Jigoro Kano, to join the newly formed women's division of the Kodokan – the home of Judo. Fukuda taught judo to women and opened her own dojo.
Kuduka died on February 9, 2013 in San Francisco at the age of 99. She was still coaching just a few weeks until her death.
6Parachuter Grandma (93)
Pat, from Solihull, West Midlands, has had a lifetime of daring exploits. She did a charity abseil 13 years ago with her grandson. The stunt left him in a coma for eight days after he fell 50 feet, head-first, to the ground. But when he recovered, the pair did another abseil.
7Yoga Instructor Grandma (83)
8The High School Graduate Grandma (98)
She had worked for 36 years as an accountant and enjoyed a long and happy marriage. She has a son and three grandkids, maintains her own top-floor apartment on Nob Hill, and still goes out on the town with her friends for old-fashioneds and margaritas.
Wearing a white cap and gown and carrying a rose just like the rest of the girls, Mrs. Belasco finally graduated from Galileo High School -- 80 years later.
9Wolf Killer Grandma (56)
Aishat Maksudova said she was tending to her cattle and flock of sheep when the wolf attacked in the village of Novo Biryuzyak, Dagestan. The 56-year-old managed to save the calf, but the wolf then turned its attention to her, clamping its jaws onto her hand.
Speaking from the hospital with her hand bandaged, Mrs. Maksudova said she was "not even frightened" during the wolf attack. The brave grandma explained how she wanted to throttle the wolf to death but was forced to reach for her axe when she could not pry the animal's jaws open.
10LGBT Supporter Grandma
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