George Jennings is a qualitative sociologist interested in traditionalist physical cultures such as the non-sporting martial arts and indigenous games as practised in modern societies. His doctoral research project looked into practitioner transformation through the Chinese martial arts in England, which complimented a five-year ethnographic study of a Wing Chun Kung Fu association. He has written and co-written about a number of theoretical and methodological issues in martial arts studies, particularly those pertaining to embodiment and social theory. He is currently occupied with two research projects: one on the relationships between martial arts, health and society, and the other on the martial arts native to Mexico, where he is a lecturer in the social sciences of sport at the Universidad YMCA. He has previously taught at universities in England and Scotland.