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Many women learn of martial arts through a male companion's interest in kung-fu movies or a six-week self-defense course. Some venture beyond. This book contains the stories, in essay and poetry form, of a group of women who have trained for at least seven years in this demanding activity. Many speak of martial arts as an equalizer of power, with skill being more important ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 15th 1993 by North Atlantic Books
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Stuart
Dec 08, 2012 Stuart rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Women curious about martial arts training, how one can use martial arts for emotional growth
Editor Carol A. Wiley has compiled interviews with 23 Women Martial Artists. In different stages of their lives, in different stages of their training, how each woman uses their particular and specialized martial practice is a fascinating read.

As martial artists what are the differences between women and men? What are different ways to explore ones conflicts both physical and mental? What are the barriers to overcome to be effective in martial arts and in daily life at large. These questions, is
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Angela
Sep 04, 2010 Angela rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Once upon a time when I was training hard (to become a TKD black belt) I bought many a martial arts book -- this being one of them.

This one is very inspirational, especially for the females struggling with the male run organizations that are Martial Arts.
Susan
Women of all backgrounds discuss how martial arts has been a positive influence. I really enjoyed the story of the woman who learned aikido even though she was bound to a wheel-chair.
Colby
Sep 20, 2007 Colby rated it 4 of 5 stars
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A definite must read for any woman interested in martial arts!
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