She Kicks She Throws Women & Girls in the Martial Arts

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Permanently Black & Blue

There’s a dance studio in the same building as my dojo, and when they play their music loudly, we hear it through the walls. Often, we’ll watch our teacher demonstrate a series of devastatingly painful arm locks with a merry...

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She Kicks She Shops!

I like martial arts and also art art. I’ve set up a Society6 shop with some sweet women in martial arts history merch. Also kitties!   You can get the kitty on any color or style shirt you want –...

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10 Amazing Martial Artists from History

In no particular order, some inspiring martial arts pioneers from recent history. <3 01. Kayla Harrison, Olympic Gold Medalist Judoka Judoka Kayla Harrison (b. 1990) was the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in Judo at the London...

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How I Get Ready

This Monday was my first time back at karate after summer, and as some of you might remember from my previous post, I haven’t been training much before that for the last year. I was so nervous I thought I...

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How to Watch Women’s Olympic Boxing 2016

The Olympics are here and women’s boxing begins Sunday, August 14! Here’s how you can watch (for U.S. viewers, at least). Throughout the Olympics I’ll be posting schedules for women’s Judo, Taekwondo, boxing and fencing, including live updates on Tumblr and Twitter for live...

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How to Watch Women’s Olympic Taekwondo 2016

The Olympics are here and women’s Taekwondo begins Wednesday, August 17! Here’s how you can watch (for U.S. viewers, at least). Throughout the Olympics I’ll be posting schedules for women’s Judo, Taekwondo, boxing and fencing, including live updates on Tumblr and Twitter for live...

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Loosen Up, Embrace Aggression

Are You Going to Cry Now? I used to spend a lot of effort pushing back aggression as a kid, I think. Expressing aggression or anger made me feel vulnerable and exposed, like not only would I ruin everything, but...

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How to Watch Women’s Olympic Fencing 2016

The Olympics are here and women’s fencing begins Saturday, August 6! Here’s how you can watch (for U.S. viewers, at least). Throughout the Olympics I’ll be posting schedules for women’s Judo, Taekwondo, boxing and fencing, including live updates on Tumblr and Twitter for live reminders...

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How to Watch Women’s Olympic Judo 2016

The Olympics are here and women’s judo begins Saturday, August 6! Here’s how you can watch (for U.S. viewers, at least). Throughout the Olympics I’ll be posting schedules for women’s Judo, Taekwondo, boxing and fencing, including live updates on Tumblr and Twitter for...