Tagged: video of the week

Quaint! Old Timey Self-Defense Videos

I’m not saying there aren’t some problematic implications of quaint-ifying violence against women, cutesy-upping women’s physical resistance, or infantalizing women and their struggle for freedom from harassment and violence. There are! But there’s also something important about the massive increase...

[Vid] Stephanie Yap Sensei Making Aikido

Collection of clips of Stephanie Yap Sensei and her students working some aikido. From the Aikido Journal: This is a video that showcases the wonderful skills of Stephanie Yap Sensei of Aikido of South Florida. Her ability to blend smoothly...

[Vid] Fifth Degree Kenpo Black Belt Speaks

A fifth degree black belt in Kenpo Karate discusses her marital arts experiences. I realized when I started training that it was something that was very specifically tailored for me.  As a woman I thought, ‘maybe not, maybe for the...

[Vid] Pauline Lavill Tribute

Eighth dan in Shotokan Karate, Pauline Laville-Bindra is one of the highest graded women in karate ever, and cited as the first women from the UK to study karate in 1961 when karate was just arriving in the UK. She passed...