Tagged: video

[Vid] Kayla Harrison: Judo Hero

I love this video featuring Kayal Harrison talking about her life as a judoka. [content note: The next part of this post contains discussion of childhood sexual abuse. The video does not.] Kayla Harrison became a personal hero during my...

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...

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...

Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful

I just watched the 2012 documentary Mrs Judo: Be Strong Be Gentle Be Beautiful. It’s fantastic. This Kickstarter’d documentary follows the life of Keiko Fukuda, the highest ranking women in judo ever.  She achieved the rank of 10th dan in 2010, and...

[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...

[Vid] Like A Girl

Have you seen the new commercial from Proctor & Gamble? To quote myself from tumblr: ow. ow. right in the feels today. shit. 🙁 You are all amazing.  Amazing like girls My first and strongest reaction is a personal one....

[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...