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Women in the Martial Arts

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ISBN-10: 1556431368

ISBN-13: 9781556431364

Edition: 1992

Authors: Carol A. Wiley, Carol Wiley

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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 than raw strength. Other benefits include endurance, confidence, and determination. There are a variety of viewpoints among this select group, which ranges from a physically disabled student to a Native American practitioner. This collection fills an important niche in a male-dominated sport.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 1/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Carol A. Wiley has been an engineer, an MBA student, and a technical writer. Since 1979 she has trained in the martial arts. Currently, she studies Aikido in Bellevue, Washington.

Introduction
Coming Home: Tai Chi Ch'uan as a Path of Healing
Irimi: Going for Life
Walking the Way of the Warrior
Golden Phoenix Rises
My Journey with Aikido
A Mirror for Me to See My Life
Open to Change: Steps along the Way
To Stretch and Fly
Surviving a Murder
Oppression and a Warrior's Way
From Fatso to Breakfalls: Learning to Accept My Body
Martial Arts Out of a Wheelchair: A Possibility or Not?
Martial Arts and Women's Self-Defense: Two Perspectives
Transforming the Victim Role
Cultivating the Senses for Optimal Self Defense
One Stage on the Road: An Interview with Lidia Alexandra Wolanskyj
Transference, Countertransference, and the Guru-Sensei: A Feminist Therapist's View of the Sensei-Student Relationship
Women Training Women
Aikido and Illusion
What is a Black Belt?
FA JIN: Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and Women's Search for Empowerment
Clearing the Way for Freedom
Women, Power, and Empowerment
About the Contributors
Further Reading