About The Martial Arts Woman



Andrea F. Harkins, also known as The Martial Arts Woman, is an Internationally recognized writer, motivator, and martial artist. She writes for Martial Arts Illustrated UK, The Martial Arts Guardian (UK), MASUCCESS, Martial Arts Business (Australia),Conflict Manager, The World Martial Arts Magazine, The Parrish Village News, and her blog, The Martial Arts Woman. She has been featured as a rising star in The World Martial Arts Magazine in 2015, and in 2016 she was featured in Martial Arts Illustrated UK for her application of positivity to life and martial arts.

Her book, The Martial Arts Woman is scheduled to be released in October, 2016.

Andrea is an instructor, a professional life coach, motivator, and speaker. She can be reached for bookings or speaking engagements through this website on her CONTACT ME page.

Andrea has been interviewed on numerous martial art and positivity podcast shows including Martial Thoughts, Martial Art Nation, Warriorcast, Dynamic Dojo Radio Show, and more, where she has shared her insightful messages of positivity, hope, and inspiration. Her mission is to help others live more positive, happy, and rewarding lives.

After half a lifetime of learning, teaching, and practicing martial arts, Andrea has found many ways to turn the negative to positive, beat the blues, and win at life.  She has an unusual array of personal stories and insights, and a unique background, which includes being a private investigator for eight years, building a steel kit house with her family, and following her dreams of being a writer. She has taught martial arts for the past twenty years, including to underprivileged children for seven of those years.

Each circumstance that has brought hardships or challenges to her life, she has overcome using her martial art mindset.

Join Andrea in her journey to discover how to win life’s everyday challenges.  It does not matter if you are a martial artist.  Every person is capable of igniting their personal power, wisdom, and grace, with the compassion and spirit of a seasoned martial artist.

Find the balance that is missing in your life, and learn Andrea’s secrets and martial arts wisdom that she graciously shares, in order to help you live a better life each and every day.

WELCOME to The Martial Arts Woman.