It took many years for Americans to discover judo, but in a short time thousands have become practicing enthusiasts for the sport. Judo provides far more than mere physical fitness-it brings healthy mental attitudes and skills as well. Particularly important for girls is its emphasis on skill over brawn and agility versus size,
which make it possible for a girl of 110 pounds to throw a man of 180. Once you know how, it's unbelievably easy!
In this book written especially for girls and young women, E. J. Harrison, world-famous authority and one of the few Caucasians to hold high rank in the judo world, explains judo clearly and concisely. He tells exactly how to use and break balance to perform judo feats. He shows you how to obtain and maintain holds, how to break an opponent's hold, how to throw, fall, and change tactics-everything a girl needs to know for a judo contest-or for a real-life encounter with a ruffian! Numerous photos and
many diagrams make this book an invaluable manual for self-defence.
The girl contemplating judo as a hobby is thrice-blessed: she will find judo an exciting and stimulating game; she will learn to defend herself against an enemy of any size; and she will gain self-confidence in all situations; for the highest degree in the
seven katas of judo is Etiquette. Why is this? Because the person with strength and knowledge, skill and self-esteem is able to maintain the greatest politeness even in times of undue stress. The girl fortunate enough to be a judo expert is well on her way to becoming a gentlewoman-poised, polite and feminine.