Magnus Stenius is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology/Ethnology at the Department of Culture and Media Studies, Umeå, Sweden and a Visiting Scholar 2013/2014 at Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. He is currently writing his PhD thesis on Mixed Martial Arts, using an auto-ethnographic approach. He holds an MA in Social Anthropology from Stockholm University and the University of Sydney and a BA in Drama, Theatre and Film Studies from Stockholm University. He is also an actor with both experience in theatre and film. He has been acting in ‘The girl with the dragoon tattoo’ ‘Storm’ and ‘Arn’ often seen in action scenes, sword-fighting, horse-riding and in combat scenes, doing advanced martial arts fighting on screen.