July 7, 2016

Women and Asian Martial Traditions
Edited by Michael DeMarco
Via Media 2016
US$18.95 paperback, 174 pages, illustrated 

 The Journal of Asian Martial Arts continues to compile special-interest anthologies of material from past issues. The latest offering is a group of twelve articles about women in the martial arts:

 • The Role of Arms-Bearing Women in Japanese History by Ellis Amdur

• Martial-Acrobatic Arts in Peking Opera With a Brief Analysis of Fighting Movement in a Scene from The Three-Forked Crossroad by Haishing Yao

• War and Worship: Evolution of Martial Music and Dance in India by Bandana Mukhopadhyay
• Ulla Werbrouck: Olympic and European Judo Champion Retires by David Finch

• The Art of Conversation: Random Flow Training in Visayan Corto Kadena Eskrima by Majia Soderholm
• The Ki to a Lasting Marriage: The Application of Internal Martial Arts Principles in the Marital Dojo by Richard Vogel

• North Korean Kye Sun Hui, An Extraordinary Olympic Judo Player by David Finch

• The Maiden of Yue: Fount of Chinese Martial Arts Theory by Stanley E. Henning
• Fighting Women of Kabuki Theater and the Legacy of Women's Japanese Martial Arts by Deborah Klens-Bigman
• Learning India's Martial Art of Kalarippayattu: Unsettled Ecologies of Gender, Class, Culture, and Ethnicity by Sara K. Schneider
• Why Women Need Sunzi's Book The Art of War by Becky Sheetz-Runkle
• Silat-Based Randai Theatre of West Sumatra Makes Its U.S. Debut by Kirsten Pauka