News stories about women and martial arts: 30 April 2016

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Inspirational and interesting stories about women training in martial arts around the world . . .

 

Ronda Rousey rumors: Former UFC women’s champion agrees to 3-movie deal

Ronda Rousey may be on hiatus as far as her UFC career is concerned but the same doesn’t hold true for her movie career. In fact, her Hollywood side of things seem to be moving compared to her cloudy MMA career, at least for now […]

Source: Ecumenical News, 30 April 2016

http://ecumenicalnews.com/article/ronda-rousey-rumors-former-ufc-womens-champion-agrees-to-3-movie-deal/43570.htm


Akshay Kumar to felicitate a young girl

Actor Akshay Kumar is all set to felicitate Shreya Naik, a 19-year-old girl from Andheri who had apparently beat up a man who tried to molest her. It is reported that Naik is trained in martial arts and she learnt the same at a martial arts academy which is run by Akshay and Aditya Thackeray. It is reported that women in this academy are trained for free […]

Source: The Times of India, 28 April 2016

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Akshay-Kumar-to-felicitate-a-young-girl/articleshow/52020548.cms


First ever women’s flyweight fight in the UFC has been scheduled for this summer

We haven’t seen a new weight class introduced to the UFC since 2014 […]

Source: http://www.sportsjoe.ie/, 28 April 2016

http://www.sportsjoe.ie/mma/first-ever-womens-flyweight-in-the-ufc-bout-has-been-scheduled-for-this-summer/76248


Dubai tourist uses martial arts to escape rape

A driver’s alleged attempt to rape a tourist failed as the woman used her martial arts skills that made the man flee instead, the Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Monday […]

Source: Khaleej Times, 26 April 2016

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/crime/dubai-tourist-uses-martial-arts-to-escape-rape


Can of worms: pictures of elite Chinese female soldiers eating creepy-crawlies in training reignites debate about women’s role in military

Photographs of female soldiers chewing mealworms as part of their training in a special operations unit has sparked a debate online in China about the role of women in the military and whether they should go through the same tough drills as male elite units […]

Source: South China Morning Post, 20 April 2016

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1937371/can-worms-pictures-elite-chinese-female-soldiers-eating-creepy


UFC’s Sarah Kaufman helps Canadian women’s rugby team on road to Rio

[…] Wrestling moves like double-leg takedowns translate into tackling skills. Fighting for the ball is akin to fighting for body position. Balance and maintaining a good base are important in both sports […]

Source: CTV News, 15 April 2016

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/ufc-s-sarah-kaufman-helps-canadian-women-s-rugby-team-on-road-to-rio-1.2605816


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By MartialArtsNomad.com (Flickr: DWrestlers) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Women’s wrestling is finally getting the recognition it deserves

Long derided by the sport’s chauvinists, female bouts are being taken seriously for the first time in decades […]

Source: The Guardian, 14 April 2016

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/14/womens-wrestling-recognition-deserves


The Secret World of Female Jiu-Jitsu Fighters in Iran

While MMA fighters like Ronda Rousey have popularized disciplines like Brazilian jiu-jitsu for women, there’s one place where they can’t get on the mat: Iran. But there are still some who practice the martial art in secret […]

Source: Broadly, 13 April 2016

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/the-secret-world-of-female-jiu-jitsu-fighters-in-iran


From Black Kungfu Chick to Yemi’s Dilemma: Upcoming Projects About Black Women by Black Women

[…] Writer/director Rae Shaw, fresh off the heels of her supernatural feature film, The Repass, is currently in the beginning stages of crowdfunding her web series, Black Kungfu Chick. A huge kung fu fan, Shaw combined her love of martial arts with her love of community outreach and teaching to create what will be a 10-part dramedy web series with a Black adolescent character as the lead […]

Source: Madame Noire, 11 April 2016


Chinese women eager to learn self-defense skills

Many Chinese women now are eager to learn self-protection skills in the wake of an assault and attempted kidnapping of a woman in a Beijing hotel which sparked widespread anger […]

Source: New China, 11 April 2016

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/11/c_135267206.htm

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  1. Thanks for the compilation!

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