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Re-Gifters

Re-Gifters

Mike Carey

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.

The Martial Arts

The Martial Arts

Susan Ribner, Dr. Richard Chin

The Martial Arts is a detailed overview of the history and modern practice of martial arts, written in 1978.

Beware the Masher: Sexual Harassment in American Public Places, 1880-1930

Beware the Masher: Sexual Harassment in American Public Places, 1880-1930

Kerry Segrave

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.

Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful

Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful

A documentary detailing the life of Judo pioneer Keiko Fukuda. She was the world’s highest ranking woman judoka ever, having achieved the rank of 10th dan. The film follows Fukuda as she talks about her life story, her love of Judo, and the struggles she’s endured.

Rusty Kanokogi: The Mother of Women’s Judo

Rusty Kanokogi: The Mother of Women’s Judo

Brooklyn-born Rusty Kanokogi tells her story of Judo, from her beginnings being mistaken for a boy at a New York City judo tournament, to her visits to the Kodokan in Japan, and all about her pioneering role in bringing women’s judo competition to the world, including the Olympics in 1980.

Fighting Identities: The Body in Space and Place

Fighting Identities: The Body in Space and Place

Benita Anitta Heiskanen, Ph.D.

“Fighting Identities: The Body in Space and Place” combines a historical, a theoretical, and an ethnographic approach in examining the occupational culture of professional boxing as a locus for ethnoracial, class, and gender formations.

The Evolution of Women’s Judo, 1900-1945

The Evolution of Women’s Judo, 1900-1945

Joseph R. Svinth

Full of names, pictures, dates, quotes, and anecdotes, this is a brief but thorough history of women in judo starting from about 1900, including sections on Japan, the U.S., England, and Europe.

The Science of Self-Defense for Girls and Women

The Science of Self-Defense for Girls and Women

Henry Seishiro Okazaki

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.