Over at McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Susan Schorn has a pretty extensive arvhive for her "Bitchslap" column. This is a blessing. She's a self-defense instructor, and her sub-byline mentions that "she's been hit in the head more than most McSweeney's columnists. Her takes on fighting, violence, and sparring (which aren't all the same thing) are very informative and personal.
This one is a pretty good test case as to whether you'll like her style.