Sharp Spear Crystal Mirror
Martial Arts in Womens Lives
By Stephanie Hoppe. 8" x 10", 304 pg, paperback. Explores in depth how, why, and to what effect women are dedicating themselves to the martial arts. The 24 women interviewed here, aged 12 to 83, discuss the physical and spiritual challenges of martial arts training and how it helps bring meaning and purpose to their lives. T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu & more.