There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken, a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable… Rashani Réa One crisp autumn evening in 1977, leaves swirling around our feet, a college friend and I entered the unfinished basement of a department store in downtown Northampton to attend a women’s karate demonstration. Sitting in a gray metal folding chair, I watched the teacher and several students perform bold moves, shouting and… Read More
In one of our newest monthly columns, “It’s a Girl Thing: Empowering Our Girls to Be Expressive, Safe and Strong,” Nancy explores ways to strengthen a young girl’s resolve and to embrace a confident outlook. She also provides us with some great tips in navigating the unsure water’s of a girl’s formative years.
Martial arts training for girls is an outstanding way to bolster self-confidence in our girls as they navigate the ups and downs of growing up. It can teach so many valuable life lessons, strengthening their connection between the mind, heart, voice and spirit, providing a strong foundation for a lifetime. This month in “It’s a Girl Thing: Empowering Our Girls to Be Expressive, Safe and Strong,” Hilltown Families newest Contributing Writer, Nancy Rothenberg, identifies these confidence builders that are built into the practice of martial arts.