In judo—unlike more orthodox contact sports—the cry of protest should go: "No fair pickin' on the big guy." For the judo-ka, or devotee, operates by turning the other man's bulk and strength against him. This was what happened to hefty 11-year-old Norman Kleinberg at the Starlight Roof of Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria during the 11th semiannual shiai (tournament) of Judo Inc., an organization currently trying to teach this useful sport to some 500 U.S. youngsters. As a younger, more successful and slighter judo-ka explained scientifically after the valiant but fallible Norman's defeat: "He pushed when the other guy pulled."
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July 3, 1961
When he dives in, the swimmer turns the pool into a violent world. The turmoil and beauty he creates are shown here in photographs taken by Coles Phinizy and Jerry Cooke