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August 25, 2011

Fellas, Don't Mess With Honor Blackman, Her Judo Moves Will Destroy You!

Honor Blackman is a British actress that played the most gloriously named James Bond girl – Pussy Galore – in 1964’s Goldfinger. Most people know she’s sexy. Few know she’s dangerous.

As a child, she became known for her terribly good uppercut. “When I was 10 or 11 I knocked out two boys who were bullying my brother,” she said. “I can’t stand bullies. My mother was horrified, but they had to learn.”

In her early 20s, she was almost trampled to death by a horse while shooting her first film appearance, a non-speaking part in Fame is the Spur and didn’t miss a beat.

So when the topic of martial arts came up during her audition for the iconic British spy series, Blackman was undaunted. “[Producer] Leonard White said ‘If you do this, you’d have to do judo. Do you know anything about it?’” she recalled during the Reavenging panel. “I said ‘No. Nothing. You’d have to teach me.’”

Below are some pics from her self-defense book in the 1960s. Hope you’ll learn something useful here.


  1. She is so totally kick-ass, I remember the Avengers.

  2. Miss Blackman was also a 3rd Dan in traditional Jiu jitsu, but this was downplayed because she could really seriously injure or kill a man, so they made her sound more tame as a mere brown belt in judo.

  3. Check out the March 1967 issue of Judo Illustrated with Honor Blackman on the cover showing how to break an attacker's arm. Sensei Blackman taught at the London School of Judo and was way more than a Brown Belt
    (at least a 3rd Degree Blqck Belt in Jiu Jitsu). Her throws were superb, whether done in Gi or in long blouse over a skirt.

  4. Honor Blackman was extremely skilled in Judo and Jujitsu and her throws were designed to break a man's back. Even most advanced male Black Belts were terrified of her because they saw the damage she could do. She showed no mercy.

  5. Miss Blackman was awarded a Blue Blouse in Judo and Jiu Jitsu by Senseii Nary Ann Garwood,

  6. My Wife Jannelle Wilkins taught Miss Blackman Judo in 1971, She taught her the deadly art of the Extra Long Blue Blouse..

    1. Wow! The Blue Blouse was deadlier than the Black Belt. Miss Eden wore the Blouse and killed her opponents with Jiu Jitsu and Judo,




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