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by Jennifer Lawler

eBook Martial Arts for Women: A Practical Guide epub
  • ISBN: 1880336162
  • Author: Jennifer Lawler
  • Genre: Sports
  • Subcategory: Individual Sports
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Turtle Pr; 1st edition (January 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 255 pages
  • ePUB size: 1381 kb
  • FB2 size 1833 kb
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This high-kicking guide is chock-full of tips to help you get started in martial arts and brush up on techniques in Karate, Kung-Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, T’ai Chi, and more! You’ll discover how to find the right school, condition your body, and develop focus and discipline. Praise for Martial Arts For Dummies. Martial Arts For Dummies is an entertaining, informative, and inspiring book that will build your confidence before entering the training hall. Martina Sprague, author of Fighting Science.

Martial Arts For Dummies. The book breaks down the differences and presents the basics of each style of fighting, so you can make an informed choice about which style you want to study. There’s plenty of good reasons that millions of people around the world study martial arts. Besides the fact you can get a great workout when you study a martial art, you may also experience a rewarding balance between your mind, body, and spirit that you just won’t find anywhere else. You’ll also find out what makes for a good instructor, so you can be sure that you’re learning from the best. And there’s much more.

Martial Arts For Dummies - Jennifer Lawler. These chapters also help you choose a martial arts style, select the right school and instructor for you, guide you to the right equipment, and describe ranking systems and how to set martial arts goals

Martial Arts For Dummies - Jennifer Lawler. T he practice of martial arts is thousands of years old, yet it is just now becoming mainstream in the West. When I was a child (not that long ago), all martial arts were called Kung Fu or Karate. If you were a girl, you’d never ever be able to talk your parents into letting you take lessons. These chapters also help you choose a martial arts style, select the right school and instructor for you, guide you to the right equipment, and describe ranking systems and how to set martial arts goals. Chapter 1. Better Than a Barroom Brawl.

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This is a reference for women in the martial arts, showing how to find the right school, deal with menstruation and pregnancy, get in touch with women's groups and find the right equipment. It directs women on how to get the most from their workout and use their strengths to best advantage.

Martial Arts for Women: A Practical Guide. MARTIAL ARTS FOR WOMEN is a concise reference for women in the martial arts and those thinking of taking up martial arts. Topics include: finding the right school and equipment, conditioning, injur. More).

Martial Arts For Dummies®. Martial Arts For Dummies has five parts, each covering a different aspect of martial arts. Martial Arts For Dummies®. The resources listed in Part V, Appendix B, can also help as a guide to information that may help you make informed decisions, such as choosing the right martial arts style for you. Even though popular culture tends toward immediate gratification, some people are dissatisfied with that approach to life and find that they want to achieve something meaningful - of lasting value.

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Martial Arts for Women

A one stop reference for women in the arts written by Jennifer Lawler. Includes advice on finding the right school, fitting into a male dominated atmosphere, finding the right equipment plus dozens of photos and detailed instruction on self-defense, sparring and conditioning techniques that work best for women.

Comments: (4)
Lestony
I am not a martial artist, yet MARTIAL ARTS FOR WOMEN: A Practical Guide both intrigued and entertained me. Lawler obviously has a zany sense of humor and the many personal anecdotes that she included in her text made MARTIAL ARTS FOR WOMEN a very enjoyable read. The chapter on self-defense contains plenty of practical information about self-defense techniques that any woman could use, even if she is not well-versed in martial arts. And the chapter on physical concerns includes many warm up exercises that would benefit any athlete, not just a martial artist. For someone like me, who is curious about martial arts but has no background in them, MARTIAL ARTS FOR WOMEN is a perfect beginner's book. Yet enough solid information is presented to satisfy the most avid female martial artist
Onoxyleili
I am not a martial artist, yet MARTIAL ARTS FOR WOMEN: A Practical Guide both intrigued and entertained me. Lawler obviously has a zany sense of humor and the many personal anecdotes that she included in her text made MARTIAL ARTS FOR WOMEN a very enjoyable read. The chapter on self-defense contains plenty of practical information about self-defense techniques that any woman could use, even if she is not well-versed in martial arts. And the chapter on physical concerns includes many warm up exercises that would benefit any athlete, not just a martial artist. For someone like me, who is curious about martial arts but has no background in them, MARTIAL ARTS FOR WOMEN is a perfect beginner's book. Yet enough solid information is presented to satisfy the most avid female martial artist.
Ranenast
Jennifer Lawler seems to be a proficient writer about martial arts. I had bought my wife the book about TKD and woman before we found this. The wife claims that both books are good but that this one answers more questions about what women face going into the martial arts. She has loaned it out which is always a good sign. I looked through it and wished that I had found it sooner. Worth buying.
invasion
The beginning of this book is the best part. The author clearly states her goals and concerns and then proceeds to elucidate on them a bit. Unfortunately, the first chapter is as good as it gets and everything goes downhill from there. There are gleanings of good information to be found, unfortunately these are among such a huge morass of misinformation and stylistic prejudice that they are swamped.
Ms. Lawler's inapparent exposure in any way to any other forms of martial arts besides tae kwon do and even besides her own school of tae kwon do is baffling to me, especially in the light of her book being on martial arts for women, not tae kwon do for women. Her lack of knowledge concerning even the most fundamental aspects of common arts such as judo and aikido is apparent in statements such as "judo and aikido rely on upper body and arm strength" (this may be a paraphrase, as I do not have the book in front of me). This is followed by advice to women to not do arts involving a heavy reliance on upper body strength. However, the basic tenets of judo and, especially, aikido involve movement based around one's center of gravity, hips and legs and are generally well-suited to female martial artists. Such gems of misinformation would have been easily corrected with a brief reference to any of the 10-20 basic aikido or judo books that exist or even a 5 minute conversation with a teacher of these arts. More such biases appear throughout the book and lead one to believe that the author did most of her research on the various martial arts other than tae kwon do by talking to people who didn't practice them.
Her views towards the use of weapons by women are nothing less than dismal. She seems to advocate not training in any weapons as they will just get taken away from any woman who attempts to use them. A good hard look at some of the weapons training and self-defense courses out there (as seen in Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women's Self-Defence) would be a much more realistic and fair assessment of the role of weapons in women's martial arts and self-defence training.
As a practitioner of an art which does not teach competition sparring, I have very little to say about the majority of the midsection of the book, as it focused quite heavily on that aspect of her art. However, I do find that her attitudes towards males seem to advocate her going all-out on them (including anecdotes of cracking ribs and the like) but them treating her more gently than they'd treat an equally sized male. Again, some valid points, but lost in a haze of sexism.
The section on choosing a school was somewhat better, although her focus on and bias towards large, commercial schools was lamentable, as was her bias towards striking and competition arts. Ms. Lawler comes from a large, commmercial dojang and has apparently only participated in a striking, competition-oriented martial art.
Suggestions would include not buying this book at all. A much better (although still limited) book is A Woman's Guide to Martial Arts : How to Choose and Get Started in a Discipline, by Monica McCabe-Cardoza. Other suggestions for the author would include retitling the book Tae Kwon Do for Women and/or doing a lot more research on the martial arts in general before proceeding in this vein.
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