From USA Today:
Keeping judo in the family
She would have probably made it to Seoul, South Korea, in 1988 for the Olympic debut of women's judo had she not decided to have babies instead.
One of those babies is now 17, a U.S. champion at 63 kilograms (139 pounds) and considered the best bet to become the first U.S. judo competitor, man or woman, to win an Olympic gold medal, maybe even this summer in Athens.
Sounds like Ronda Rousey and her mom could be one of the feel-good stories coming out of the Olympics.
But once Rousey's in-your-face, type-AAA mother, AnnMaria Rousey, who has a doctorate in educational psychology, comes into focus, and Rousey's aggressive (some would say overly aggressive) style takes center stage, things get less warm and fuzzy.
After all, how heartwarming is this?
Rousey's mother, when she was competing in the late 1970s and early 1980s, used to come up behind someone she was about to fight in a tournament, kick them in the leg and say, "Yo, I'm gonna kill you!"