Women in the Martial Arts

Women in the Martial Arts A review Women in the Martial Arts was one of the first books ever written in English interviewing female martial artists Linda Atkinson interviewed eight senior level advanced practitioners of very

  • Title: Women in the Martial Arts
  • Author: Linda Atkinson
  • ISBN: 9780396082972
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • A review Women in the Martial Arts was one of the first books ever written in English interviewing female martial artists Linda Atkinson interviewed eight senior level, advanced practitioners of very different martial arts Her purpose is clear Reveal the struggles, the issues which these women collectively shared and have faced Provide the reader a written recordA review Women in the Martial Arts was one of the first books ever written in English interviewing female martial artists Linda Atkinson interviewed eight senior level, advanced practitioners of very different martial arts Her purpose is clear Reveal the struggles, the issues which these women collectively shared and have faced Provide the reader a written record of these experiences for future women practitioners, young and old alike Leave a written record of what they have found through their studies and experiences This work surely is the template from which Carol Wiley Women in the Martial Arts and Andrea Siegel Women in Aikido wrote their future works Certainly Atkinson s book was an influence or inspiration in some manner for Mark Bishop s work Okinawan Karate Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques Okinawan Karate or perhaps for Jose Fraguas s recent series of interviews of living Karate Masters Among the interviewees subjects explored were the following Judo Rusty Kanokogi, Karate Gojuryu Annie Ellman, Kung Fu Sil Lum P ai Laverne Bates, Tai Chi Chuan Wu style Pattie Dacanay, Tae Kwon Do I.T.F Sunny Graff, Kendo Valerie Eads, Aikido Ki Society Beth Austin, The Universal Way Tonie Harris.

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    1. "Women in the Martial Arts" was one of the first books ever written (in English) interviewing female martial artists. Linda Atkinson interviewed eight senior level, advanced practitioners of very different martial arts. Her purpose is clear. Reveal the struggles, the issues which these women collectively shared and have faced. Provide the reader a written record of these experiences for future women practitioners, young and old alike. Leave a written record of what they have found through their [...]

    2. Loved this book! And you will too if you are interested in any of the following:1. Martial Arts history/beginnings in America2. Female martial artists who paved the way for other women3. The women's movement and subsequent self-defense classes/attitudes4. The fighting spirit in women, overcoming 'victim' status 5. Biographies of these women6. Inspirational martial artists who overcameA truly inspirational book, I would urge anyone interested in the martial arts to read this, as these women clear [...]

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