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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The Armored Rose is primarily a book about the difference between men and women when they meet a physical confrontation. The book focuses on the physical differences between tendons, hands, body ratio as well as the chemical differences in the endocrine system and how it effects the reactions both he and she have on the fighting field. The book also dives in depth to exami ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 27th 2013 by Beckenhall Publishing (first published 1999)
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Jun 01, 2020 rated it liked it
I've heard that this book makes some claims that scientists don't agree with. I'm not sure about that. What I know is that the differences she mentions that can actually be seen apply to my body for sure. I've tried fighting this way, and I've tried fighting the "male" way, and honestly, I don't see much of a difference. Maybe it's a little easier to move your hips this way, but also then you get hit in the sword leg a lot. I think it comes out in the wash. ...more
it's okay, but the last part is a bit...confusing. don't really know what the author was going for with these stories. ...more
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Dec 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
What I found most interesting about the book were the explanations of how the psychological and physical differences between men and women can affect training. It's not just about compensating for differences caused by a shorter stature. ...more
Sarah Taylor
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating read- tons of tips and tricks for new women fighters looking to break into the world of heavy armored combat. I've been practicing the drills described in the second half and cannot wait to try them at practice and on the field soon! ...more
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