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Dr. Alex Channon - "Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports"Part 1

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Many recent books have taken a personal and historical prospective on females taking up combat sports. A book just published takes a look at the expansion through a scientific and scholastic view.

Dr. Alex Channon along with his colleague Dr. Christopher R. Matthews has complied research and have published "Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports: Women Warriors around the World". The book looks into why women are starting to be accepted in these sports, and the hurdles they are facing as the sports grow globally. 

Channon is a Doctor of Sports Sociology from the University of Greenwich and has researched the topic for several years, including publishing papers on women competing in the sports, and how it in itself has a psychological and societal impact. 

In part 1, we discuss how the book came about, motivations for women to take up fight, women training with guys in the gym, and how we got to a point of acceptance in women's participation in fighting. 

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