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Valuing the Many Voices Within the Martial Arts: Lessons from the Field of Religious Studies

by Esther Berg Introduction: More on Theory and Martial Arts Studies Here comes yet another reader response to the debate on ‘theory’ in Martial Arts Studies. To shortly summarize the state of discussion: In 2011, D. J. Farrer and John... Continue Reading →

Is Martial Studies Doomed to Disappoint? A Reader Response.

By Stanford Chiou This post is my contribution to the recent discussion at Kung Fu Tea on the place of theory in martial studies (see here and here). There is no escaping the assumptions—or “theories”—on which perspectives are built, and... Continue Reading →

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