Martial Arts for Women

Martial Arts for Women


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Martial Arts for Women by Eric Chaline

Although for centuries branded as "the weaker sex," in the 21st century the sports field and health club are no longer out of bounds for women. However, there are still differences in the activities that men and women do. Go to any sports club and you will see more men in the gym pumping iron and more women in the studio doing aerobics. The martial artr are no exception. When they became popular in the 1970s, they attracted primarily men because of their macho image. In the martial arts, however, size and strength are not the determining factor in who is going to win a bout. This book is both an introduction to the martial arts and a practical manual on how you can use martial arts techniques to get fit and defend yourself. Fully illustrated, it features techniques from the hard/external arts of karate and shaolin lohan, and from the soft/internal arts of t'ai chi, judo, anda aikido.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590843956
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Series: Martial and Fighting Arts Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Women's Health and Fitness8
Warm-Up and Preparation18
Energy Work26
Muscular Endurance38
Strength and Stamina46
Deadly Weapons70
Clothing and Equipment92
Further Reading94
Useful Web Sites/About the Author95

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