"Black Belt" offers judo practitioners a comprehensive illustrated manual to the sport, taking them beyond the basic holds, throws and groundwork techniques, and exploring in detail the more advanced techniques (arm locks, joint locks, strangleholds etc.). Part 1 of the book covers the fundamentals of the sport, including its history and development, as well as the philosophy that underpins judo. Part 2 focuses on throwing techniques, and Part 3 looks at grappling techniques on the ground, including escapes and defences. The focus throughout is on developing and improving technique, particularly for competition. Each hold or technique features step-by-step photographs showing correct stance and technique and offering key points and tips. "Black Belt" is aimed at readers with some experience of judo, but is certain to appeal to all skill levels.