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Feminist Karate 101

Seattle’s Feminist Karate Union has another course of Karate 101 starting next week, on September 21. It’s a great deal – $99 for eight weeks, with 101 classes each Thursday (and three additional/optional classes each week that 101 students are also welcome … Continue reading

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Fitness, Real and Fictional

Recently, a Facebook friend who has a fitness coaching business asked, “if you could NOT fail, how much weight would you want to lose this year??” She offered a range of response options, in five pound increments. Some responders went … Continue reading

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Back in my Gi

Long ago and far away, when I was 13 or 14, I joined the judo club at the Y and got my first gi. In many martial arts, the players wear a gi, an outfit with pajama-like pants, a jacket, … Continue reading

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