Re-Gifters is a graphic novel by Mike Carey, drawn by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel. Dixie lives on the edge of Koreatown in LA and the only outlet for her passion is Hapkido. The story focuses on the interplay between her drive as a competitor, her search for balance, and falling head over heels for a boy.
Martial arts and self-defense book resources.
The Martial Arts is a detailed overview of the history and modern practice of martial arts, written in 1978.
Segrave documents in great detail larger trends and many, many individual accounts of sexual harassment in the U.S. from 1880-1930. The book is full of first hand accounts, excerpts from newspapers and official documents, and period illustrations. She examines both the nature of the harassment, the perception of the harassment, and certainly the harassment was responded to – from quick wits to umbrellas-turned-bludgeons.
The 1929 self-defense handbook by Hawaiian education and martial arts icon, Professor Okazaki. This book based mainly on jiu jitsu, includes photographs of Okazaki demonstrating moves with his female students.
This book tracks the rise in popularity of martial arts among women in the US, beginning from around 1950 and continuing to the date of the books publication in the 1908s.
After being assaulted on the street, the author takes up boxing. This is her story of her journey into amateur boxing.
Memoir of writer and boxer Mischa Merz. She tells the exciting tales of her cross-country tour of amateur boxing competitions.
Examination of the unique role of women in modern Chinese Martial Arts films. Exploration of what the author calls “Chinese cinematic martial arts feminism.”
1906. Vintage jiu-jitsu instructional book with scads of pictures. Among the first English language instructional jiu-jitsu books, this one written by one Emily Watts.
2011. Biographical memoirs about martial artist Choon-Ok Harmon.