Lefty Martial Artists

Happy Left-Handers Day! As a lefty martial artist, I feel obligated to thoroughly celebrate lefties today. Because we’re awesome. Lefties always get left out in martial arts. Knife forms and sword forms are always with the right hand. So if you’re a lefty, try something different. Try your forms left handed today. Get really awesome […]

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Martial Arts Blogs

I decided to start this blog because I was frustrated by the lack of female voices in the martial arts world. I was frustrated by the stock image photos of female martial artists being pretty much half-naked. I would find a great article about women in martial arts, and then see it accompanied by an […]

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White Pants Are Evil

I love martial arts. It’s awesome. It’s fun. Weapons are neat. But the pants suck. I understand that white pants are traditional in many forms of martial arts, and tradition is important. Yay tradition! But studio owners need to understand one thing: White pants are a big reason why you have so few adult female […]

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Lady Black Belt

I’ve been practicing Tang Soo Do for about 25 years, starting from when I was 5 years old. Recently I’ve been thinking more about my gender and how it makes me relate to martial arts, and have realized that it’s not a topic that either of my brothers ever really think about (unless I harass […]

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