A review: "Women in the Martial Arts" was one of the first books ever written (in English) interviewing female martial artists. Linda Atkinson interviewed eight senior level, advanced practitioners of very different martial arts. Her purpose is clear. Reveal the struggles, the issues which these women collectively shared and have faced. Provide the reader a written record of these experiences for future women practitioners, young and old alike. Leave a written record of what they have found through their studies and experiences. This work surely is the template from which Carol Wiley Women in the Martial Arts and Amie Siegel Women in Aikido wrote their future works. Certainly Atkinson's book was an influence or inspiration in some manner for Mark Bishop's work "Okinawan Karate: Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques" Okinawan Karate or perhaps for Jose Fraguas's recent series of interviews of living Karate Masters. Among the interviewees/subjects explored were the following; Judo: Rusty Kanokogi, Karate (Gojuryu): Annie Ellman, Kung-Fu (Sil Lum P'ai): Laverne Bates, Tai Chi Chuan (Wu style?): Pattie Dacanay, Tae Kwon Do (I.T.F.): Sunny Graff, Kendo: Valerie Eads, Aikido (Ki Society): Beth Austin, The Universal Way: Tonie Harris.
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Book Description Dodd Mead, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110396082238
Book Description Dodd Mead, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0396082238