Warrior Women? Some History and Thoughts!

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: martial arts
2 Jul 2010

I learned how to fight as a kid out of necessity but I did not really think of girls fighting. I mean that it did not happen when I was a kid. Girls were the weaker sex and they were too nice. Girls did not seem to have the ‘killer instinct’ boys did to do whatever it took to win, or even fight!

As I grew up I was exposed to the idea of women fighting. Yes girls were weaker than boys but with karate or judo, a few fighting tricks, I reasoned could even up the score. 

In this post I am going to explore the idea of women having the ‘fighting spirit’ necessary to win a fight, I will also look back a bit to the fabled Women Amazon Warriors and then comment about some of today’s women fighters. To get this started here is probably one of my first exposures of a woman warrior – Wonder Woman!



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Strikeforce; Cyborg Santos vs Coenen!

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: MMA
27 Jan 2010


This is a quick post about the January 30th, 2010 Chris “Cyborg” Santos vs Marloes Coenen match for the 145 pound championship coming up. Also some other mentions fighting that night; Nick Diaz, Robbie Lawler, & Herschel Walker are all fighting on the same card.


Unfortunately I do not have showtime anymore so I will be reduced to finding the Santos vs Coenen fight on the internet. If you are curious, with economic downturn, I’ve turned off digital cable but kept the inexpensive network channels.


In this post I’ll talk a bit about Cyborg’s challenger and show one of her fights. It is not that I am not interested in the other fights but I am more interested in seeing women’s MMA take off. Here is an interview with Marloes Coenen.



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