Saturday, December 20, 2014

TOP 10 POSTS OF 2014 COUNTDOWN! Numbers 5 and 4

Continuing on with our Top 10 Posts of 2014 by views (see Numbers 10 and 9 here and Numbers 8, 7 and 6 here).

These two posts contains of one my personal favorite posts, and one that completely confused me when it fell into the top 10 posts.

#5: FACE-OFF FRIDAY:  Should Belt Ranks Exist?

Face-Off Friday posts are when I pose a question on a generally controversial topic within the martial arts for readers to hash out.  I rarely (if ever) state my own position, because I want to get a nice discussion going, and not my own opinion skew it one way or another.

Some day, I'll change this image to them hitting each other.
I recently starting sharing FOF posts to the Martial Artists Group on LinkedIn.  For some reason, this one post really resonated with this community, and I think that's what drove all of the views to this post.

Read the post here (and feel free to chime in).

#4: SHENANIGANS: Miss USA, Feminism and Rape Culture

I might have been a little... annoyed... when I wrote this post.  Mainly because as a female martial artist, as the mother of a female martial artist (and hopefully another one in 2015), and as someone who teaches female martial artists, I found the idea that even suggesting that women learn how to protect themselves somehow promotes rape culture to be utterly outrageous.

I like a Miss USA who can kick your butt.
I still think it's outrageous, and I'm glad I made this post and this stand for the good guys.  You can read my rant here.

We still have three more to go of the Top 10 Posts of 2014 - can you guess which they are?