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Research Notes: No Girls Allowed

    Men fighting men to determine worth (i.e., masculinity) excludes women as completely as the female experience of childbirth excludes men….The female boxer violates this stereotype and cannot be taken seriously—she is parody, she is cartoon, she is monstrous.... Continue Reading →

Anime and the Education of a Martial Artist

    Introduction   Occasionally life takes a turn and one’s personal martial arts training gets moved to the back burner.  The last couple of weeks have been like that as my wife and I have been engulfed in a... Continue Reading →

Conference Report: Gender, Martial Arts, Youth Violence and Social Transformation

  Conference Report:  Martial Arts Studies - Gender Issues in Theory and Practice Brighton University (UK), 5th February 2016   Introduction On February 5th Brighton University sponsored the first in a series of specialized conferences and meetings funded by the... Continue Reading →

Liminality, Embodied Identity and the Paradox of the Invisible Female Martial Artists

  Men fighting men to determine worth (i.e., masculinity) excludes women as completely as the female experience of childbirth excludes men….The female boxer violates this stereotype and cannot be taken seriously—she is parody, she is cartoon, she is monstrous. Had... Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (5): Early Chinese-American Boxers.

   How did Boxing Influence the Adoption of the Martial Arts in America? The history of the Chinese fighting arts in America is relatively brief and poorly understood.  While some studies of individual schools and teachers exist, I have never... Continue Reading →

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