Edition: First UK printing.
London: Pelham Books, (1968) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Pelham Sports Books series. Set in Southern California, this is "an adventure story for boys built around the ancient traditions of Judo, . . . Plenty of action, both on and off the Judo mat, keep this story of Rod Mitchell's self-development in Judo exciting. Based on accurate Judo data, it provides an original and valuable view of a new world of sports for boys." Not only does Rod learn restraint, and how to deal with a bully, this book also includes lessons on racial tolerance. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1976.) A classic work on martial arts. 158 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (label mostly hidden by dj flap, but otherwise a bright and clean copy.) Uncommon in this condition and especially so signed.