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Do martial arts make better citizens? How the pandemic answers a classic question.

    "Do martial arts really make for more pro-social citizens? How the pandemic can help us answering that." By Andrea Molle   Martial Arts Studies in Interesting Times “May you live in interesting times,” also known as the “Chinese... Continue Reading →

BJJ in the Age of Zoom

    Introduction This is the eighth guest post in our series examining the ways that the current health crisis has impacted those of us who sit at the intersection of martial arts practice, communities of martial artists, and Martial... Continue Reading →

Thriving in Pandemictown and Its Guilt

    Introduction Welcome to the seventh guest post (by Adam Frank) in our ongoing series examining the ways that the current health crisis has impacted those of us who sit at the intersection of martial arts practice, communities of... Continue Reading →

Rethinking the Martial Arts Community through COVID-19

  Introduction This is the sixth guest post in our series examining the ways that the current health crisis has impacted those of us who sit at the intersection of martial arts practice, communities of martial artists, and Martial Arts... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Training Alone: Martial Arts in a Time of Pandemic

  Introduction This is the fifth guest post in our short series examining the ways that the current health crisis has impacted those of us who sit at the intersection of martial arts practice, communities of martial artists, and Martial... Continue Reading →

Technique and Belief in Martial Arts Studies

  Answering their Questions COVID-19 has badly disrupted our world.  Both jobs and lives have been lost.  Professional commitments have been put on hold and training schedules transformed. Yet the oddest thing about this virus is its seeming ability to... Continue Reading →

History of East Asian Martial Arts: Week 11 – Reinvention of Jujutsu (and the money taboo)

  Introduction Welcome to week eleven of “History of East Asian Martial Arts.”  This series follows the readings being used in Prof. TJ Hinrichs’ undergraduate course of the same name at Cornell University.  This is a great opportunity for readers... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 and A Little Change of Plans

"A Little Change of Plans" by Prof. Thomas Green   In the beginning… As the news began to arrive about what was eventually labeled Covid-19, I was enjoying my first week of retirement from university teaching. I settled into a... Continue Reading →

History of East Asian Martial Arts: Week 10 – Modernization of Chinese Martial Arts

  Introduction Welcome to week ten of “History of East Asian Martial Arts.”  This series follows the readings being used in Prof. TJ Hinrichs’ undergraduate course of the same name at Cornell University.  This is a great opportunity for readers... Continue Reading →

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