'It made me feel powerful’: women’s gendered embodiment and physical empowerment in the martial arts

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
Title'It made me feel powerful’: women’s gendered embodiment and physical empowerment in the martial arts Author(S)Philippa Velija (Author)
Abstract  This paper presents data collected from 11 females and explores their gendered and embodied experiences of the martial arts. Our research suggests that through their involvement in the martial arts, women develop physical strength, which leads to individual physical empowerment. Furthermore, the women note their involvement in the martial arts increases their confidence to defend themselves and challenge their gendered embodiment. ...Paginationp 524-541
SubjectRecreation and performing artsDescriptorsLeisure
Journal TitleLeisure studies : the journal of the Leisure Studies Association  
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