Tagged: strength

Two blue boxing gloves with black accents.

Permanently Black & Blue

There’s a dance studio in the same building as my dojo, and when they play their music loudly, we hear it through the walls. Often, we’ll watch our teacher demonstrate a series of devastatingly painful arm locks with a merry...

Mentality Shift – I Can Do Anything!

Ever heard “if you can imagine it you can do it”? I have. And I just realised the other day how incredibly important that is! you see, if you can’t imagine yourself doing it, then you’ll never do it. I...

[Link] Expanding On Why “Strong Is Sexy” Is Harmful

The author of the fantastic Tumblog The Exercist recently made a post deconstruction why and how sexiness as the sole fitness goal for women is harmful. I absolutely recommend reading the post in full, if not solely for the pictures and...

3 Things to Never Say in Martial Arts Class

As a woman practicing a martial art you will inevitably hear the following comments. I have encountered these statements in all areas of training. Included are reasons why these words are said, what they actually convey and why they should...