Get Up & Fight, The Memoir of Rusty Kanokogi, The Mother of Women's Judo -  Special edition is available for order. Co-Authored by Rusty Kanokogi and her daughter Jean Kanokogi, PhD.  Editor, book layout and cover design by Thea Chard, All She Wrote Productions - she is amazing!  Foreward by Billie Jean King.  We are so excited to release the Memoir of Rusty Kanokogi with a limited size edition specifically designed to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the First Women's World Judo Championships.  For this edition only, we are offering a free option for signature and message from Co-Author Jean Kanokogi on this limited edition.  


Special Edition - For our first release of Rusty's memoir we wanted the book to truly be special:  it will be 6 X 9 perfect-bound cover - 12 pt silk laminate cover stock, total pages 506 including 85 - color predominately full bleed interior pages, custom artist rederings in color, loaded with amazing pictures of Rusty & many surprises, timeline custom designed, family judo tree the book is printed on a high stock 70# bright white offset paper we wanted to assure all the pictures and art renderings were displayed at its' best.  


We will follow this  40th Anniversary - Special Edition with a Global Release of Get up & Fight, The Memoir of Rusty Kanokogi, The Mother of Women's Judo with a completely new look with the hard cover designed by a group of creative geniuses committing their time to the Project Rusty Team - it looks like the hard cover will have a  red, white & blue feel, but decisions have not been finalized for the hard cover.  We will also have a soft cover made at this time at a more economical price point.   


We have worked tirelessly in fullfilling Jean's promise to our trailblazer, Rusty Kanokogi of getting her story out to inspire others.  Thank you for your interest in Rusty Kanokogi and learning her story.  You will laugh and you will cry and then you will laugh again, Please enjoy!

Get Up & Fight, The Memoir of Rusty Kanokogi, Special Edition

SKU: Rusty40thbook
  • We are currently shipping processed orders within 24 hours of receipt of order.  This special edition run of Get Up & Fight has a limited size release, so please do not wait too long to order.  We are currently working on the Global Release version of Get Up & Fight, The Memoir of Rusty Kanokogi and it will have a completely different design and will follow with  an audio version.  Thank you for your support on our mission to tell the story of our visionary, Rusty Kanokogi - The Project Rusty Team

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