Honor Blackman’s Book of Self-Defence

Isn’t this just the greatest set of book covers you’ve ever seen? And they’re all real! Honor Blackman really did release a book about self-defence and she did so properly, using the Judo skills she developed at London??s Budokwai dojo, and teaming with wrestler Joe Robinson and his brother Doug, a judo champion and black belt in karate. I love that Penguin released a version of this, complete with terrible cover photo!

Honor Blackman's Book of Self-Defence

Honor Blackman's Book of Self-Defence

The book is basically full of images of Honor dispatching men, often in situations like this one:

Honor Blackman's Book of Self-Defence

You can find plenty more about the book via Retronaut, Abe Books and this Retro Badass post.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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2 thoughts on “Honor Blackman’s Book of Self-Defence

  1. If you ever find a copy, please be sure to post as many pictures from it as possible – especially more of the ‘at the beach…’ scenes. For posterity, obviously.

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