Originally Posted by Walls
Judo is a fantastic form of self defense, especially for women and especially because a lot of it has to do with grabbing a piece of clothing to manipulate your opponents body and obviously we all wear clothes so it's a fantastic skill to have. Women use it for self defense a lot because they can take down much larger men by using technique instead of strength. See Ronda Rousey as an example, that bitch will toss you on your head and then snap your arm before you know whats going on.
My best mates sister is about 5 foot 2, weighs about 60kg and is on the Australian Olympic Judo team. We used to play-fight when she was younger (I was younger too relax pedo-bears) and it was always a little scary/arousing being able to have my ass handed to me by a girl that much smaller than me.
But yeah, it's terrific for self-defence.