Many pictures of female martial artists don’t actually look like they are doing a martial art.
For example, there are loads of pictures of women with their legs splayed wide open – not actually kicking, but just standing on one leg . . . and often looking powerless, vulnerable and unstable in such an odd pose . . .
. . . and all too often the women are apparently wearing nothing but their underwear to train or fight in . . .
So here’s an alternative collection of pictures 😉 The criteria for these photos is:
- the women are dressed like “real” people / martial arts practitioners; not underwear models or Xena the Warrior Princess
- the women look like they actually know a martial art and are genuinely engaging in it – not just pretending or posing for the camera
- the picture could be inspirational to other men and women in martial arts
- the picture is said on its original site to be copyright-free (e.g. licensed under Creative Commons 2.0)
Finding such pictures is not that easy, but here’s the collection so far . . .
ps any further contributions would be very welcome – many thanks to Jackie Bradbury for already sourcing a few of these 🙂
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