Tagged: history

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...

Screencap from Stuff You Missed in History class featuring three previews of recent podcasts. A black and white photo of a woman in a uniform for a WWII Women Service Pilots story, an old black and white illustration of a woman knitting for a podcast on the history of knitting, and a colorful old illustration of a many-masted sailing ship for a piece on the legendary Zheng He.

5 Inspiring Websites About Awesome Women Stuff

I did not know what to call this post. The list has blogs, a webcomic, a YouTube channel, and other stuff. So Awesome Women Stuff seemed about as apt as anything else! None of them are really martial arts related,...

A black and white picture of a white woman sitting in a wheelchair, surrounded by police. She's got a 'take no shit' expression on her face.

Women Only Martial Arts Spaces: Part II

This is the second in a multi-part series where I look into the meaning of women-only spaces in martial arts. In the first part, I presented examples of women only martial arts spaces and what they sorta meant. In the...

The members of the Joshi Bu (Women's Section) of the Kodokan, 1935

Women Only Martial Arts Spaces: Part I

The history of martial arts is teeming with examples of women-only martial arts spaces.  The circumstances of how these spaces came about vary. Sometimes the segregation was imposed by patriarchal forces. Sometimes women claimed their own space for safety, solidarity,...