Tagged: body positive

femininity

When I started karate I had long hair. This led to me braiding it out of the way before class and this turned out to be very meditative for me. As I braided my hair I put away the day...

Your Body Your Rules

This post is rather short, but I hope it’s still worth reading.((Editor’s Note: It definitely is worth reading. Thank you, Maja! — Sarah)) In a martial art there is usually an instructor telling everyone what to do, when to do it...

You Are Needed

You are needed. Sometimes we can feel so different, that we feel we don’t belong.  We can feel that we’re not needed, that we’re a burden, that others must tolerate us without any benefit in return.  Sometimes we can get this...

[Link] Weak Links Can Show Your Strength

Skirt on the Mat adds another chapter in our growing book of how Martial Arts Are For Everyone.  She’s using ‘weak link’ satirically, by the way.  The things that dominant martial arts culture often considers detriments to training: being very...

I Am Not Small

I want to say outright that I am very happy to listen to, include, support and commiserate with our followers who are small.  The size difference between some men who are bigger and stronger can feel insurmountable and frustrating. I...