Judo, which means 'the gentle way, is a perfect example of how skill can overcome brute
force because it teaches a person to use an opponent's weight against them. So, although a
woman may feel intimidated by a taller male opponent, through the skilful application of
throws and holds, she can overpower him. It's easy to see why this sport produces selfconfidence and is a great way of releasing tension. The sport of judo was invented in Japan in
1882 to combat bullying in schools. Jigoro Kano founded a judo academy after years of
studying other martial arts to discover the most efficient way of deterring his playground
enemies. Initially judo was not accepted by other martial artists, but in 1886, Tokyo's police
force held a martial art tournament and judo techniques scored highly. Recently, judo has been
the most widely practiced of martial arts outside China and Japan.
3- We can infer from the passage that judo produces self-confidence because in
judo, .......... .
A) one can enter international tournaments throughout the year
B) the philosophy prepares one to feel strong enough to overpower anyone
C) it is possible for one to beat an opponent who is physically stronger
D) It is quite easy to apply the techniques one has learnt
E) one grows very big physically because of the practice