Tagged: boxing

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...

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...

The Kind of Girl Who Throws a Punch

Up until a year ago, my Hapkido training didn’t really include any stricking or blocking. We did punch defenses and deflections (still my fav techniques) but we didn’t spend class time learning to throw a proper punch – hook, jab,...

Tiny Warriors: Girls in Martial Arts

One of my favorite things is seeing little girls excel in martial arts. It’s challenge to what little girls are made of, to the dichotomy of princess and warrior, sweetness and strength. The girls in these clips also have incredible...

[Vid] Rough House Rosie (1927)

Clara Bow was the original It girl. It, meaning SEX IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW.  As the 20th century began martial arts and fighting began getting super popular among Western women and training in jiu jitsu, judo, and boxing became closely...

[Vintage] Women Boxing on Roof, 1938

I’ve been searching for the context of this photo for awhile now since it’s been making its rounds on social media.  It’s definitely a cool shot, but I didn’t feel awesome sharing it without more information! From Rare Historical Photos:...