from Wish Publishing

Training Women in the Martial Arts: A Special Journey

Training Women in the Martial Arts is for male and female martial arts instructors, female martial arts students, and supporters of women in the martial arts. The book is designed to help people involved in the martial arts understand the challenges women face when training and help them create and provide appropriate martial arts and self defense instruction.

The obstacles female students face, both in and out of the training hall often go unrecognized. By educating themselves, students become better prepared to overcome these hurdles. Instructors can offer more appropriate and effective instructions– thereby retaining students and helping women achieve their martial arts goals. Most how-to martial arts books are written primarily with men in mind and women’s experiences differ dramatically from men’s.
This book is written for, about and by women training in martial arts.

To order e-mail Sabum Nim Kamienski


About the authors:
kamienskiLaura Kamienski is the director of Kicks Martial Arts for Women in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and the creator of Empower! Self-Defense for Women. She is regular guest speaker and instructor at various institutions including Susquehanna, Bucknell and Syracuse Universities. She has written numerous articles about women and the martial arts for a variety of publications including ATA World, Martial Arts Professional, Women in the Martial Arts and Rain and Thunder. Her awards include World Wide Black Belt Hall of Fame Woman of the Year 2002 and Instructor of the Year2001.

lawlerJennifer Lawler is a well-respected author in the field of Martial Arts. Her previous books include the following: Dojo Wisdom for Mothers (Penguin Compass, 2005), The Self Defense Deck (Chronicle, 2005), Feng Shui Your Workspace for Dummies (with Holly Ziegler, Wiley, 2003), Martial Arts for Dummies (Wiley, 2002), Punch! Why Women Participate in Violent Sports (Wish Publishing, 2002), Kickboxing for Women (with Debz Buller; Wish Publishing, 2002), Tae Kwon Do for Women (Wish Publishing, 2001), Freestyle Sparring (with Woo Jin Jung; Human Kinetics, 2000) , Coaching Women in the Martial Arts (McGraw-Hill, 1999).
Cover photo by - Photos by Tiffini
A special thanks to Lindsey (Cricket) Brodie for being such a great cover model.